Citron melon

Scientific Name: Citrus medica var. cedrata Risso

Arabic name(s): الأُتْرُج / تُرُنْج

English name(s): Citron melon

Growth form: Citron is a perennial shrub or tree.

Order: Sapindales

Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Citrus L.

Species: Citrus medica L.

Citation in the Quran:

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Citation in the Hadit:

Abu Musa narrated: The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said; “The example of the believer who reads the Qur’an is the example of the Autrujj: its taste is delicious and its scent is pleasant”. Sahaih Al Bukhari, book of foods.

Habitat & Distribution:

The citron ” Autrujj” could be native to India. It also widely cultivate in Mediterranean Basin and North Africa for the fragranee of its fruits.

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