Citrus in the family Rutaceae is written by K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar,
and included in Vol-4 of Flora of India edited by Hajra et al. (1997).
Though a
large number of Citrus species are cultivated in India, very few are wild.

These wild species as per this document (Nair & Nayar, 1997) are-

  1. Citrus indica Tanaka
  2. C. ichangensis Swingle
  3. C. latipes (Swingle) Tanaka
  4. C. macroptera Montr. var. annamensis Tanaka  


 
 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name English name
Citrus
aurantifolia
(Christm.) Swingle
Shrub or small
Tree
Plains to Mid
elevation, Cultivated,  Native of
Malaysian   Region
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts Elumichai Lime
Citrus aurantium L. Small
Tree
Plains
to Mid elevation, Cultivated, Native of Indo – Chinese Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Kichili  
Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f. Small
Tree
Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of South East 
Asiatic  Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni
Malai
Elumichai, Peri Elumichai
Lemon
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. Tree Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Cultivated, Native of South East  Asiatic 
Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul,
Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Theni
Bumblimas,
Pomelo
 
Citrus medica L. Small
Tree
Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Cultivated
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Gamble, 1957; Matthew, 1983
All
districts 
Kadarangai,
Narandhi, Narathai
Citron
Citrus nobilis Lour. Tree Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Indo – Chinese Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul,
Nilgiri
Mandarin
Orange, Tangerin
 
Citrus reticulata Blanco Tree Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous to Moist Deciduous Forests,  Cultivated, Native of South East  Asiatic 
Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Tanaka, 1937
Dharmapuri,
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, 
Salem, Theni, Tirunelveli 
Orange,
Kamala
Orange

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
























Citrus aurantifolia Rutaceae Lime
Citrus limon Rutaceae Lemon
Citrus maxima Citrus grandis Rutaceae Pomelo
Citrus medica Rutaceae Citron
Citrus sinensis Rutaceae Sweet Orange

 

 
 
 
Citrus3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Citrus

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


I have added a list of wild Indian species of Citrus based on Flora of India vol-4.


 
 
 
 
 

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