Orange taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Orange fruit (Citrus sinensis) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Orange as it is a combination of genus (Citrus) and species (C. × sinensis). 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 Orange is Rutaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Orange
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 Orange that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Orange Facts are:
- There are around 600 varieties of oranges available worldwide.
- More than 1 plant can grow from a single orange seed.
- Orange and orange blossoms are a symbol of love.
- Orange tree is usually propagated by grafting.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Sweet Orange - Persian orange, Navel orange, Valencia orange and Blood orange. Sour Orange - Seville orange, Bergamot orange, Chinotto orange and Daidai.. It is not available in seedless variety.