- Common Name: Lemon
- Family: Rutaceae
- Facts: Lemon, common name for a small thorny tree, and for its fruit.
Lemon trees are cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions
of the world, particularly in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and California Lemons
were first brought from the Middle East to Spain and northern Africa during
the Middle Ages. The cultivated lemon is probably a hybrid of two wild
species, most likely lime and citron.