Scientific name: Citrus limon

Local name: Lebu

Taxonomic position (According to Cronquist)

 Kingdom        :Plantae

Division          :Magnoliophyta

Class               :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order              :Sapindales

Family             :Rutaceae

Genus             : Citrus

Species            :limon

Botanical Description of Lemon

Habit: Perennial woody shrub

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Woody, branched, sparsely spiny

Leaf: Palmetely compound, unifoliate

Inflorescence: Axillary umbel cyme

Flower: Pedicillate, complete, actinomorphic

Calyx: Sepal 4-5, gamosepalous, valvate

Corolla: Petal 4-5, polypetalous

Androecium: Stamen numerous, in many bundles

Gynoecium: Ovary superior, multilocular, syncarpous, placentation axile

Fruit: A hesperedium

Table 1. Lemon varieties developed by Germplasm Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Horticultural Research Centre, BARI, Joydebpur, Bangladesh


Serial NumberName of VarietyDeveloped byYear of ReleasePlanting SeasonYield


1FTIP-BAU Kagozi lebu-1BAU2006June-September15-30
2FTIP-BAU – lebu-2

(Scented Elachi)

3FTIP-BAU – lebu-3

(Semi Seedless)

4BARI Lebu-1BARI1997June-September15
5BARI Lebu-2BARI1997June-September12
6BARI Lebu-3BARI1997June-September10




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