Tangerine taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Tangerine fruit (Citrus reticulata) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Tangerine as it is a combination of genus (Citrus) and species (C. reticulata). 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 Tangerine is Rutaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Tangerine
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 Tangerine that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Tangerine Facts are:
- It is known by another name ' Mandarin'.
- Oil extracted from its peel is used in various skin and hair care products.
- Tangerines is also known as the ‘Christmas Orange’ because it is used to stuff kids' stockings..
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Clementine, Dancy, King Mandarin, Murcott, Ponkan, Robinson, Satsuma and Sunburst. It is not available in seedless variety.