University of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Mr .Fazal Hadi
Dr.Syed Ghias Ali
World: 150 genera & 1200 species (wild and cultivated) tropical and subtropical regions of SE. Asia, Mediterranean countries, N. America, Australia and S. Africa. Strongly aromatic, containing essential oils. Many genera show hardy and xerophytic characters.
Pakistan: 11 genera and 27 species, many naturalized here, being cultivated and hybridized for edible, medicinal and ornamental purposes.
This family is chief source of Vitamin C and it is extensively used in preparation of Jams, Jellies, Marmalades and Prickles etc. Used in medicines, it is a source of Citric Acid, essential oil and cultivated as ornamental plants. The following species are present in this Garden.
1. Aegle marmelos (Linn.) Correa (Galgal)
2. Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle in J. Wash. (Sour Orange/Khatta/Naranj)