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Citrus aurantium.jpg
Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Citreae

Citreae is one of the two tribes of the flowering plant family Rutaceae, subfamily Aurantioideae, the other being Clauseneae.[1] Three sub-tribes are included:

  • Triphasiinae
  • Citrinae, 13 genera
  • Balsamocitrinae[1]

Notable species in the Citrinae group include Bergamot orange, calamondin, citron, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, pummelo, tangelo, and tangerine, all of which are in the genus Citrus.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Spiegel-Roy, Pinhas; Eliezer E. Goldschmidt (1996). The Biology of Citrus. Cambridge University Press. pp. 19–21. ISBN 978-0-521-33321-4.