Soost, R. K. Department of Plant Science, University of California, Riverside, California.
Whiteside, Jack O. Agricultural Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida.
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Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Citrus, cultivated for the edible fruit, a berry with an aromatic, leathery rind containing numerous oil glands. The sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) is the most widely used species of citrus fruit; commercially, it is the most important. The sour or bitter oranges, of lesser importance, are distinct from sweet oranges and are classified as a separate species, C. aurantium. Citrus fruits belonging to other species are also sometimes called oranges. This article deals only with the sweet orange. See also: Evergreen plants; Fruit; Fruit, tree; Sapindales
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