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Citrus × sinensis ‘Washington Navel’

Washington navel

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSapindalesIncludes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem
FamilyRutaceaeRue or citrus family: limes, lemons, grapefruits, oranges, Sichuan pepper trees, and flowering shrubs
GenusCitrusNew Latin, from Citron tree
SpeciessinensisOf or from China
Cultivar‘Washington Navel’

About plant names...

Citrus × sinensis is a cultivated variety of navel orange. Original navel oranges were created by a chance natural mutation. The Washington Navel orange, available from nurseries, described by one source as "the most popular backyard orange grown in Australia." Citrus × sinensis 'Washington Navel' is a sweet, easily peeled variety.

Online References:


Hort.purdue.edu (Orange varieties)


Citrus × sinensis ‘Washington Navel’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Citrus × (Washington navel)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia