University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Oranges grow on evergreen citrus trees that reach a mature size of 30 feet high and 20 feet wide. The branches of many orange trees are thorny. Leaves are ovate, pointed, and have rather narrow petiole wings. Oranges are about the size of a baseball. Fruit are round or nearly so, yellowish-orange in color, and have a somewhat coarse rind. The flesh is yellowish-orange and sweet. Seeds may be absent, few, or many. Oranges grow throughout Central and South Florida.