Citrus × aurantium – Narangi, Sweet Orange

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Citrus sinensis (WFO, 2023).


Natural History: Globally known as 'Orange'. Sometimes, it is confused with Mosambi or Sweet Lime (Citrus limetta), but both are different. Mosambi is green in colour whereas Narangi is orange in colour.



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Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Citrus × aurantium L. – Narangi, Sweet Orange. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/06/20.