Description: The orange is a hybrid, between pomelo and mandarin. It has genes that are ~25% pomelo and ~75% mandarin; however, it is not a simple backcrossed
BC1 hybrid, but hybridized over multiple generations.The chloroplast genes, and therefore the maternal line, seem to be pomelo.The sweet orange has had its full genome sequenced.
Earlier estimates of the percentage of pomelo genes varying from ~50% to 6% have been reported.
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Common Names: Bigarade Orange, Bitter Orange, Seville Orange (sweet), Portugal Orange, Citrus Dulcis
Medicinal Part: Peel of the fruit