Lemon taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Lemon fruit (Citrus limon) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Lemon as it is a combination of genus (Citrus) and species (C. limon). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Lemon is Rutaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Lemon
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Lemon that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Lemon Facts are:
- Oil extracted from lemon peels is used for fingerboard of guitars.
- During Renaissance, ladies used lemons to redden their lips.
- Aroms of lemon decreases the level of stress hormones.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Avalon Lemon, Bears Lemon, Buddha's Hand, Bush Lemon, Citron, Eureka Lemon, Dorshapo Lemon, Finger Citron and Fino Citron. It is not available in seedless variety.