Citrus macrophylla

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Citrus macrophylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. macrophylla
Binomial name
Citrus macrophylla

Citrus macrophylla, also known as alemow,[1] is a citrus tree and fruit, belonging to the papedas.

The trees are short in stature, more tropical in nature than most citrus, and are very spiny.

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Alemow is rare and poorly studied, a likely hybrid between the citron and biasong (C. micrantha).[2] The large fruits are considered inedible by local populations, though the plants are infrequently cultivated for medicinal and other uses.[citation needed] It has been tried in California as a possible rootstock for other citrus.[3]

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