Talk:Orange (fruit)

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Semi-protected edit request on 27 September 2016[edit]

fresh avacado (talk) 03:17, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Mlpearc (open channel) 03:19, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Latin names don't take an article[edit]

Please remove 'the' from the latin names here. You have 'The Citrus x sinensis' in at least one place. This is incorrect. Names of specific things, as opposed to the general names for the types of things, do not take articles. You may see 'the dog', but his name is Rex, not 'the Rex'. The same applies to plants. The plant under discussion here is 'the orange', but its name is 'Citrus x sinensis'. Sorry I don't have an account, I don't actively write on Wikipedia, but as a botanist these things jump out at me! Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:CB1D:2E:3500:5C9F:5465:E42:659C (talk) 04:30, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

I made this edit which I think addresses your concern. I didn't see any other occurrence. You have to consider context for that one occurrence since it is considering cultivars, subcultivars, hybrids, etc. as categories of the main species. Also, do you have a reference for occluding articles from preceding a scientific name? In what way would it be wrong in this sentence: "There are differences between the Paracheirodon innesi and the Paracheirodon axelrodi which are visible in the amount of red which continues along the full length of the latter." I believe that would be acceptable usage.
You may want to consider getting an account as you might enjoy WikiProject Plants.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 14:02, 1 April 2017 (UTC)


Ripe oranges are only orange after they got cold, cf. this helpful article. In countries where it does not get cold, they remain green and only turn yellow/brown when they rot. Degreening harms the quality and is only done because consumers in countries where oranges are bought but not produced think that green oranges are not ripe. An explanation of this with a photo of a ripe green orange would be helpful. Galant Khan (talk) 21:57, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

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