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Rutaceae

Rutaceae is also called the Rue Family or the Citrus Family. It is part of the Spindales order. As the name suggest some of the well-known species include Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, and the Curry Tree. There are about 158 genera and about 2,070 species in the Rutaceae family. They are diverse from all over but more precisely more temperate and tropical locations. Most of the Rutaceae species are from Africa and Australia.

Rutaceae members range from herbaceous perennials to woody shrubs and trees. But mostly it is shrubs and trees. Rutaceae members sometimes have thorns. They are usually aromatic. The foliage is usually opposed and compound, with no stipules. They usually have Pellucid glands that are the reason for the scent.

The flowers are solitary or in cymes, sometimes racemes and they are usually graceless. They are pollinated by insects. The flowers are usually hermaphroditic. They are radially symmetric. They have four or five petals and sepals. They have about 10 stamens and a single stigma.

Rutaceae includes the following subfamilies:
Rutoideae
Spathelioideae
Dictyolomatoideae
Toddalioideae
Flindersioideae
Aurantioideae

Genera in Rutaceae include:

Achuaria
Acmadenia
Acradenia
Acronychia
Adenandra
Adiscanthus
Aegle
Aeglopsis
Afraegle
Afraurantium
Agathosma
Almeidea
Ampacus
Amyris
Andreadoxa
Angostura
Anisifolium
Anquetilia
Apocaulon
Araliopsis
Asterolasia
Atalantia
Aulacia
Balfourodendron
Balsamocitrus
Barosma
Blackburnia
Boenninghausenia
Boninia
Boronella
Boronia
Bosistoa
Bouchardatia
Bouzetia
Boymia
Bucco
Burkillanthus
Calodendrum
Casimiroa
Chalcas
Chloroxylon
Choisya
Choribena
Chorilaena
Citreum
Citroncirus
Citropsis
Citrus
Clausena
Clymenia
Cneoridium
Cneorum
Coleonema
Colythrum
Comoroa
Comptonella
Conchocarpus
Correa
Crossosperma
Crowea
Cyanothamnus
Decagonocarpus
Decatropis
Decazyx
Dendrosma
Desmotes
Dichosma
Dictamnus
Dictyoloma
Dinosperma
Diosma
Diphasia
Diphasiopsis
Diplolaena
Drummondita
Duncania
Dutailliopsis
Dutaillyea
Empleurum
Eriostemon
Ertela
Erythrochiton
Esenbeckia
Euchaetis
Euodia
Euxylophora
Evodia
Evodiella
Fagara
Fagarastrum
Fagaropsis
Feronia
Flindersia
Fortunella
Galipea
Geijera
Geleznowia
Glycosmis
Halfordia
Haplophyllum
Harrisonia
Helietta
Hesperethusa
Hormopetalum
Hortia
Humblotidendron
Hunsteinia
Huonia
Ivodea
Kodalyodendron
Lacuris
Lavanga
Leionema
Leptothyrsa
Limnocitrus
Limonia
Lubaria
Luerssenidendron
Lunasia
Luvunga
Maclurodendron
Macrostylis
Malacoxylum
Malnaregam
Medicosma
Megastigma
Melicope
Merope
Merrillia
Metrodorea
Microcitrus
Microcybe
Micromelum
Monanthocitrus
Moniera
Muiriantha
Murraea
Murraya
Myllanthus
Myrtopsis
Naringi
Naudinia
Nematolepis
Neobyrnesia
Neochamaelea
Neoraputia
Neoschmidia
Nimbo
Nycticalanthus
Ochroxylum
Oricia
Orixa
Oxanthera
Ozophyllum
Pagetia
Pamburus
Paramignya
Paramigyna
Pelea
Peltostigma
Pentaceras
Pentanome
Perryodendron
Phebalium
Phellodendron
Philotheca
Phyllosma
Picrella
Pilocarpus
Pitavia
Pitaviaster
Platydesma
Pleiococca
Pleiospermium
Plethadenia
Polyaster
Polycyema
Pomphidea
Poncirus
Pseudaegle
Pseudiosma
Psilopeganum
Ptaeroxylon
Ptelea
Pterota
Rabelaisia
Raputia
Raputiarana
Rauia
Raulinoa
Ravenia
Raveniopsis
Reputia
Rhadinothamnus
Rossenia
Rossittia
Ruta
Rutaneblina
Sanfordia
Sarcomelicope
Schimmelia
Sclerostylis
Severinia
Sheilanthera
Sigmatanthus
Skimmia
Sohnreyia
Spathelia
Spiranthera
Stauranthus
Swinglea
Systemon
Taravalia
Teclea
Tecleopsis
Terminthodia
Terpnanthus
Tetractomia
Tetradium
Thamnosma
Ticorea
Toddalia
Toddaliopsis
Toxosiphon
Triphasia
Vepris
Wenzelia
Xanthophyllon
Xanthoxylon
Zanthoxylum
Zieria
Zieridium

Choisya ternata, Mexican Orange Blossom
Choisya ternata or Mexican Orange Blossom
Boronia crenulata 'Shark Bay'
Boronia crenulata ‘Shark Bay’ in Los Angeles
Citrus hystrix
Citrus hystrix

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