Citrus medica var. dulcis

Citrus medica var. dulcis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. medica
Subspecies: C. m. var. dulcis
Trinomial name
Citrus medica var. dulcis
Risso & Poit.

Citrus limonum Risso var. dulcis Moris

The name sweet lemon[1] refers to a Citrus tree (Citrus medica var. dulcis) and its fruit. Dulcis is Latin for sweet, and it comes to identify a lemon or lime that is lacking acidity in its pulp and juice.

It is possibly the same as the cultivar known as Mediterranean sweet limetta.[1] In Iran, the fruit is widely used and is called a “sweet lemon” (Persian: لیموشیرین). This fruit is often found being used in herbal medicine.


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