Citrus fruit

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Last seen on: –The Telegraph – QUICK CROSSWORD NO: 29,983 – May 10 2022s
Thomas Joseph – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Dec 24 2021
The Telegraph – QUICK CROSSWORD NO: 29,861 – Dec 17 2021
The Telegraph – QUICK CROSSWORD NO: 29,384 – Jun 8 2020

Random information on the term “Citrus fruit”:

Australian limes are species of the plant genus Citrus that are native to Australia and Papua New Guinea.

These species were formerly included in the genera Microcitrus and Eremocitrus. They have been used as a food source by indigenous Australians as well as early settlers and are used in modern Australian cuisine, including marmalade and sauces.

Species include:

Citrus glauca

Citrus warburgiana

Citrus inodora

Citrus maideniana

Citrus garrawayi

Citrus australasica

Citrus australis

A number of cultivars have been developed in recent years. These can be grafted on to standard citrus rootstocks. They may be grown as ornamental trees in the garden or in containers.Grafted standards are available for some varieties. The cultivars include:

Citrus species in Papua New Guinea have not been extensively studied, and there are likely to be more species than are listed here.

Citrus fruit on Wikipedia

Random information on the term “LIME”:

A lime (from French lime, from Arabic līma, from Persian līmū, “lemon”) is a citrus fruit, which is typically round, green in color, 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles.

There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime. Limes are a rich source of vitamin C, are sour, and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round. Plants with fruit called “limes” have diverse genetic origins; limes do not form a monophyletic group.

The difficulty in identifying exactly which species of fruit are called lime in different parts of the English-speaking world (and the same problem applies to homonyms in other European languages) is increased by the botanical complexity of the citrus genus itself, to which the majority of limes belong. Species of this genus hybridise readily, and it is only recently that genetic studies have started to throw light on the structure of the genus. The majority of cultivated species are in reality hybrids, produced from the citron (Citrus medica), the mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), the pomelo (Citrus maxima) and in particular with many lime varieties, the micrantha (Citrus micrantha).

LIME on Wikipedia