Everyone knows
A tangerine grows
On the edge of a branch
On a Tangerine tree

To eat a Tangerine
It cannot be green
You must wait for the green
To turn Tangerine

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. tangerina

A Little History:
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “tangerine” was originally an adjective meaning “Of or pertaining to, or native of Tangier, a seaport in Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar” and “a native of Tangier.”

Dedicated to Frank Sinatra…who could sing Tangerine

This tangerine captured in San Diego, California, USA

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  • Vitta
    Vitta10 months ago


  • Guendalyn
    Guendalyn10 months ago

    uauuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! splendid image !

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter10 months ago

    great love the verse too xx

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep10 months ago

    Everyone knows
    A tangerine grows
    On the edge of a branch
    On a Tangerine tree

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowree10 months ago

    this native of Tangier is far away from home! :)
    great capture!

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaver10 months ago

    What a brilliant and stunning capture! The colors and textures are awesome!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    September 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer10 months ago

    Nice one. – Ted

  • fauselr
    fauselr10 months ago


  • dgscotland
    dgscotland10 months ago

    Lovely capture.

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