If you enjoy a glass of orange juice or lemonade, and are curious about the type of plant that produced your favorite citrus fruit, then this article is for you! In this blog post we will explore what types of plants are classified as citrus trees. The first thing to recognize is that citrus trees are not a single species of plant.
Instead they can be classified as several different types, such as: -Citrus aurantifolia – also known as lime tree or Persian lime tree; -Citrus limetta – a type of lemon, and the most cold hardy variety; -Citrus sinesis – an orange fruit with sweet yet sour juice; and others. What you might find interesting about these plants is that there are two main categories in which citrus trees fall under – Dicots and angiosperms.
Angiosperms produce flowers with ovules enclosed by carpels (which protect the seeds). This means that when the flower is fertilized, it will grow seeds. Dicots produce flowers with ovules enclosed by an outer layer and are typically separated into two parts called sepals (top) and petals (bottom). Citrus australasica – also known as lemon or Eureka lemon; -Citrus limonum – a type of lime tree native to southern China but grown worldwide; and more.
What you might find interesting about these plants is that there are three types in which citrus trees fall under – Monocots, dicots, and angiosperms. If we break down each category separately then we can learn even more: monocot plants.