Imperial lemon

Imperial Lemon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C.limon ×C.paradisi
Binomial name
Citrus limon × Citrus paradisi
(L.) Burm.f.

The Imperial lemon is thought to be a lemon × grapefruit hybrid.[1] Its fruit is slightly larger than a lemon and has a more rounded shape.[2]


  1. MobileReference (2008). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs: An Essential Guide to Trees and Shrubs of the World. MobileReference. pp. 3901–. ISBN 978-1-60501-487-6. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. Colin Macfarquhar; George Gleig (1797). Encyclopædia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature. A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar. pp. 29–. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
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