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Kitrain

Kitrain

Kitrain are large scale berry shrubs or small trees, reaching 515 m tall, with spiny shoots and alternately arranged evergreen leaves with an entire margin. The fruit is a hesperidium, a specialised berry, globose to elongated, 430 cm long and 420 cm diameter, with a leathery rind surrounding segments or "liths" filled with pulp vesicles. Kitrain fruits are notable for their fragrance, partly due to flavonoids and terpene "kitranoids" contained in the rind, and most are juice-laden. The juice contains a high quantity of kitric acid, giving the fruit a characteristic sharp flavour similar to citric fruit.