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Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle in J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 3:465. 1913. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 2:782.1916; Tanaka, l.c.; Townsend in Davis, Fl. Turk. l.c. 507; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 436.1972.

Vern.: kaghzi nimboo.

  • Limonia aurantifolia Christmann

    Spiny bush or tree, 2-3 m tall, spines short and sharp. Leaves 30-60 x 10-38 mm, elliptic-oblong, crenate; petiole narrowly winged. Flowers 3-10, perfect and staminate, white. Calyx cupular, fleshy. Fruit ovoid or rounded, 25-50 mm in diameter, shortly mamillate; greenish-yellow when ripe, pulp greenish, very acid.

    Fl. Per.: Winter months. Fr. Per.: April-September.

    Type: Probably described from the Malay Peninsula.

    The acid lime or sour lime is cultivated in the plains and foothills. Used for refreshing drinks, pickles, etc.


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