The following information was excerpted from the 2008 Florida Statutes, Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 15.0315.
TITLE IV - EXECUTIVE BRANCH Ch.14-24.
CHAPTER 15 - SECRETARY OF STATE.
15.0315 State fruit. --The orange (Citrus sinensis and hybrids thereof) is hereby designated the official fruit of Florida.
History.--s. 1, ch. 2005-38.
The 2008 Florida Statutes. Online Sunshing. 2009. 25 March 2009 <http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=View%20Statutes&Submenu=1&Tab=statutes>
Floridata: Citrus sinensis: Floridata is a photographic encyclopedia of landscape plants, an online plant & nature reference, and a gardening marketplace.
Orange (Citrus sinensis): Purdue University - Horticulture & Landscape Architecture.
Citrus sinensis (Sweet orange): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
Citrus sinensis: CalPhoto photographs. The Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), a part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley.
FloridaJuice.com: The Florida Department of Citrus and Florida Citrus Commission.
State Fruit: Complete list of official state fruit.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Florida state symbols.
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