What Is The Scientific Name Of Calamansi? (ANSWER)

What Is The Scientific Name Of Calamansi? (ANSWER)

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF CALAMANSI – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the binomial or scientific name of calamansi.

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Also known as calamondin or Philippine lime, it is a cytrus hybrid that is cultivated in the Philippines. It is also native to Philippines, China, Taiwan, Borneo, and Sulawesi.

The lime is used in various condiments, beverages, dishes, marinades, and preserves, as well as an ingredient in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines.

Overall, it is a shrub which grows to 3 or 6 meters, or 9.8 to 19.7 feet tall. Its fruit resembles a small, round lime which is 25 to 35 milimeters or 0.98 to 1.38 inches in diameter.

Calamansi is a hybrud of kumuquat, a fruit which is basically a smaller version of an orange, and a species of Citrus.

Scientific name

The binomial name of calamansi is  Citrus × microcarpa or × Citrus microcarpa, which is also its hybrid name.

Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family Rutaceae. It is the Latin term for citron or conifer tree. It is also akin to kédros, the ancient Greek word for cedar.

The species name microcarpa, on the other hand is derived from the ancient Greek words mikros which means “small” and karpos which means “fruit”.

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