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Citrus maxima Pummelo tree Jeruk Bali Rutaceae
 

Citrus maxima, Pummelo, Jeruk bali

 

Citrus maxima, Pummelo, Jeruk bali

This, the largest citrus fruit, is known in the western world mainly as the principal ancestor of the grapefruit.
The common name is derived from the Dutch pompelmoes,Bali lemon, and pomelo.
The pummelo tree may be 16 to 50 ft (5-15 m) tall, with a somewhat crooked trunk 4 to 12 in (10-30 cm) thick, and low, irregular branches. Some forms are distinctly dwarfed. The fruit 4 to 12 in (10-30 cm) wide; the peel, clinging or more or less easily removed, may be greenish-yellow or pale-yellow, minutely hairy, dotted with tiny green glands; 1/2 to 3/4 in (1.25-2 cm) thick; is divided into 11 to 18 segments, very juicy to fairly dry; the segments are easily skinned and the sacs may adhere to each other or be loosely joined; Propagation from seed.
Medicinal Uses: In the Philippines and Southeast Asia, decoctions of the leaves, flowers, and rind are given for their sedative effect in cases of epilepsy, chorea and convulsive coughing. The hot leaf decoction is applied on swellings and ulcers. The fruit juice is taken as a febrifuge. The seeds are employed against coughs, dyspepsia and lumbago.

 
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