Citrus × reticulata – Santra, Orange

Other notes

Accepted Name: Citrus × aurantium L. (WFO, 2023).


Natural History: It is commonly known and sold as 'Orange' in India, globally known as 'Mandarin Orange'. It differs from the Sweet Orange or Orange (Citrus aurantium) due to its easily peeled skin.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 22 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 22 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 22 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Citrus × reticulata Blanco – Santra, 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 2024/07/22.