The Mandarin orange, also known as the mandarin or mandarine (both lower-case), is a small citrus tree (Citrus
reticulata) with fruit resembling other oranges. Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads.
Specifically reddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical
The tree is more drought-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender, and is damaged easily by cold. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical areas.