Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
    (Rue Or Citrus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NIMBU FAMILY (नींबू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Rutaceae
  • Basionym : Aurantium maximum Burm.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Aurantium maximum Burm.; Aurantium decumana (L.) Mill.; Citrus × aurantium var. decumana L.; Citrus × aurantium var. grandis L.; Citrus × aurantium f. grandis (L.) M.Hiroe; Citrus costata Raf.; Citrus decumana L.; Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck; Citrus grandis f. buntan Hayata; Citrus grandis var. oblonga Hassk.; Citrus grandis var. sabon (Siebold) Karaya; Citrus grandis var. sphaerocarpos Hassk.; Citrus grandis var. yamabuki (Yu.Tanaka) Karaya; Citrus obovoidea Takahashi; Citrus pampelmos Risso; Citrus pompelmos Risso; Citrus sabon Siebold ex Hayata; Citrus yamabuki Yu.Tanaka; Sarcodactilis helicteroides C.F.Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Citrus maxima (Burm.) Osbeck
  • Common name : Pomello, Shaddock, Forbidden fruit, Bamblimoos, Babloss
  • Vernacular name :
    • Chakotra, Sadaphal (Hindi)
    • Chakota Hannu gida (Kannada)
    • Pambalimas (Tamil)
    • Pampala masamu (Telugu)
    • Tava (Oria)
    • Babloos, Bablimoos, Kambilinaranga (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits, often runs wild. Largest edible citrus fruit known.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Cultivated
    • Telangana : Cultivated
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • N.P.Singh, 1998 Flora of Eastern Karnataka Vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Citrus grandis. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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India Distribution

World Distribution

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