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Citrus medica Linn.

Lemon, Citron, Cider , Limón Cidra

This fruit is larger than the common lemon. Its leaves , fruit, and skin are used for medicinal purposes. It is also used in juice, confectionery, etc.

"The cider comes from a shrub or small tree of slow growth that reaches 8 to 15 feet (2.4-4.5 m) tall, with thorny branches and spines short or long in the axils of the leaves. The leaves are evergreen , lemon scented, oval- lanceolate or elliptical oval, 2 1/2 to 7 inches (6.25-18 cm) long, leathery , with petioles short, wingless or nearly so, the buds Flowers are large, white or purple, fragrant flowers are about 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) wide, in short racemes, most perfect, but some are males because of pistil abortion, of 4-5 petals often pink or purple on the outside, with 30-60 stamens . The fruit is fragrant, mostly rectangular, obovate or oval, occasionally pyriform, but very variable in the same branch can be smooth or rough, a form is deeply divided from the apex in thin sections, the size also varies lot of 3 1/2 to 9 inches or even 1 ft (9 to 22.8 and up to 30 cm) long, the peel is yellow when fully ripe, usually rough, but sometimes smooth, mostly very thick, fleshy and attached; pulp pale yellow or greenish divided into as many as 14 or 15 segments, firm, not very juicy, acid or sweet, containing numerous seeds monoembryonic , ovoid, smooth, white inside."



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