decumana (Linn.) Mill., Citrus costata Raf. , Citrus
grandis (L.) Osbeck
||Pomelo, Sadaphal, Batawi nimbu
|English / Trade Name
||Pomelo, Chinese grapefruit, Pummelo, Pommelo, Jabong, Shaddock
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 600 m
||Fruit pale yellow and yellowish green, globose, oblate, pyriform, or broadly obconic, usually more than 10 cm in diam., with large prominent oil dots, to 200-seeded or seedless
||It is tropical or near-tropical and flourishes naturally at low altitudes close to the sea.
||India, SE Asia
|Distribution in Haryana
||Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Trees. Branches usually purplish, flat with ridges when young. Petiole winged; leaf blade broadly ovate or elliptic, thick, dark green, base rounded, apex rounded to obtuse and sometimes mucronate. Flowers solitary or in racemes; flower buds purplish or rarely milky white. Fruit pale yellow and yellowish green, globose, oblate, pyriform, or broadly obconic, with large prominent oil dots, to 200-seeded or seedless; pericarp spongy; white, pink, reddish, or rarely milky yellow. Seeds irregularly shaped, with conspicuous ridges, undeveloped seeds numerous.
||Leaves, compound, appearing simple, having one leaflet, alternate, glandular, dotted, ovate to elliptical. Petiole broadly winged to occasionally nearly wingless, up to 7 cm wide.