Citrus × aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle

First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 3: 465 (1913)
This hybrid is accepted
The native range of this hybrid is a cultigen from E. Himalaya. It is a tree and grows primarily in the subtropical biome. The hybrid formula is C. hystrix × C. medica. It is used as a poison and a medicine, has social uses and for food.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate, usually with petiole winged and articulated at the tip, gland-dotted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually bisexual, axillary, sometimes clustered, fragrant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in bundles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a leathery-skinned berry known as a “hesperidium”, segmented and filled with inflated hair-cells full of juice; fruit ovoid or globose, c. 3.5–6 cm in diam.; peel greenish yellow, thin, difficult to remove; pulp very acid.
Distribution
Cultivated
Vernacular
Lime (English); liin dhanaan, limo (Somali).
[FSOM]

Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Citron vert, Lima, Lima agria, Lime, Limón, Limón criollo, Limonero, Sitron
[UPFC]

Uses

Use
The citrus fruits are of great economic importance.
[FSOM]

Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.
Use Social
Social uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

English
Lime, Mexican Lime

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0