rue family

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Related to citrus family: genus Citrus

rue′ fam`ily


n.
a family, Rutaceae, of trees and shrubs with aromatic leaves, fragrant flowers, and fruit in a variety of forms.
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Noun1.rue family - a family of dicotyledonous plants of order Geraniales; have flowers that are divide into four or five parts and usually have a strong scent
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
Geraniales, order Geraniales - an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae
genus Ruta, Ruta - type genus of the Rutaceae; strong-scented Eurasian herbs
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
Citroncirus, genus Citroncirus - a cross between Citrus sinensis and Poncirus trifoliata
Dictamnus, genus Dictamnus - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rutaceae
Fortunella, genus Fortunella - small genus of shrubs native to south China producing small ovoid fruits resembling oranges: includes kumquats
genus Phellodendron, Phellodendron - small genus of aromatic deciduous trees of east Asia often having thick corky bark
genus Poncirus, Poncirus - one species: trifoliate orange
genus Zanthoxylum, Zanthoxylum - deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash
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The genera of flea beetles (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) associated with the citrus family Rutaceae are Amphimela Chapuis and Podagricomela Heikertinger (Jolivet & Hawkeswood 1995).
Grape fruit, Malta and lemon from citrus family get more affected due to higher temperature.
Citrus paradisi, the scientific name for grapefruit, is related to other members of the citrus family, including the orange, lemon, and tangelo.
Kinnow enjoys a prominent status among citrus family and a large quantity is exported every year.
The mother of all citrus plants lived about 13 million years ago, scientists have learned by tracing the maternal side of the citrus family tree.
1 THE Ugli fruit is a member of the citrus family and is so called because of its appearance.
Kalamansi is part of the citrus family but it is known as lemon in the international market," observes Sevilla.
First is the Szechuan Peppercorn, a member of the citrus family typically used in some cuisines throughout Asia, and its tingling sensation has a slow onset and lingers for a long time.
Keeping in view the importance of citrus, present laboratory studies were undertaken to evaluate the mosquitocidal properties of citrus waste-derived essential oils from various cultivars of citrus family (Rutaceae).