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The grapefruit is one of the Groups of cultivated Citrus included under the hybrid name, C. x aurantium (C. maxima [pumelo] x C. reticulata [mandarin]). C. x paradisi (also called a grapefruit) is regarded as a synonym of the grapefruit Group, being a backcross (C. aurantium x C. maxima). Bitter orange/ Sour Orange Group is also included in C. x aurantium (syn C. sinensis). Thanks to John David at the RHS for this information.
Mabberley, D.J. (2008) The Plant Book, ed.3, Cambridge University Press

Citrus x aurantium Grapefruit Group

Genus: Citrus
Species: aurantium
Cultivar: Grapefruit Group
Common names: Grapefruit
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Aurantiorum
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H1c - Heated greenhouse; warm temperate
Habitat: Garden origin
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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