Citrus (Rutaceae): A review of recent advances in etymology, systematics and medical applications

D. J. Mabberley*

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Abstract

The naming, introduction and classification of citrus crops and their allies is outlined. Traditional medicinal use and 'Western' applications in the treatment of scurvy and obesity, the prevention of AIDS, and in contraception is reviewed. Names for the commercially significant citrangequat (Citrus x georgiana) and the 'sunrise lime' or 'faustrimedin' (C. x oliveri) are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-498
Number of pages18
JournalBlumea: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Plant Geography
Volume49
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Citrangequat
  • Citrus
  • Contraception
  • Etymology
  • Obesity
  • Rutaceae
  • Sunrise lime
  • Vitamin C

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