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Symbols of California: Brown Bear, Sequoiadendron, Golden Gate Bridge, California Poppy, West Coast Swing, Orange, Desert Tortoise Source Wikipedia

Symbols of California: Brown Bear, Sequoiadendron, Golden Gate Bridge, California Poppy, West Coast Swing, Orange, Desert Tortoise

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781157555384
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66 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 64. Chapters: Brown Bear, Sequoiadendron, Golden Gate Bridge, California poppy, West Coast Swing, Orange, DesertMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 64. Chapters: Brown Bear, Sequoiadendron, Golden Gate Bridge, California poppy, West Coast Swing, Orange, Desert tortoise, Sequoia sempervirens, Bodie, California, Flag of California, Mount Whitney, San Joaquin, California Republic, Al Young, Serpentine group, Island of California, Eureka, California Quail, Calico, San Bernardino County, California, List of California state symbols, Golden trout, Seal of California, Nassella pulchra, Benitoite, Garibaldi, California dogface butterfly, King Clone, California State Tartan. Excerpt: An orange-specifically, the sweet orange-is the citrus Citrus sinensis (Citrus Sinensis (L.) Osbeck) and its fruit. It is the most commonly grown tree fruit in the world. The orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata). It is an evergreen flowering tree generally growing to 9-10 m in height (although very old speciments have reached 15 m). The leaves are arranged alternately, are ovate in shape with crenulate margins and are 4-10 cm long. The orange fruit is a hesperidium, a type of berry. Orange trees are widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates for the delicious sweet fruit, which is peeled or cut (to avoid the bitter rind) and eaten whole, or processed to extract orange juice, and also for the fragrant peel. In 2008, 68.5 million tons of oranges were grown worldwide, primarily in Brazil and the state of Florida in the US. Oranges probably originated in Southeast Asia and were cultivated in China by 2500 BC. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange. The name is thought to derive ultimately from the Sanskrit for the orange tree, with its final form developing after passing through numerous intermediate languages. In a number of languages, it...