Flowering trees and shrubs from sub-tropical and tropical regions of the World. A long history of hybridization have left the botanists confused and few want to guess at the actual number of species. Three appear to be the most important C. maxima – the Pomelo, C. reticulata – the Madarin, and C. medica – citron. From these three, most of the things that we think of Citrus can be derived.
Name Derivation: Latinized form of citron
Common Name: Citrus
Citrus is in the family Rutaceae.