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Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle

Synonyms

Citrus aurantium, Citrus depressa, Citrus hystrix, Citrus medica, Citrus × acida, Citrus × aurantiifolia, Citrus × davaoensis, Citrus × excelsa, Citrus × javanica, Citrus × lima, Citrus × limettioides, Citrus × limonellus, Citrus × macrophylla, Citrus × montana, Citrus × nipis, Citrus × notissima, Citrus × papaya, Citrus × pseudolimonum, Citrus × spinosissima, Citrus × voangasay, Citrus × webberi, Limonia × aurantiifolia

Common names

Lime tree, key lime

Extract from Wikipedia article

The Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) is a citrus species with a globose fruit, 2.5–5 cm in diameter (1–2 in), that is yellow when ripe but usually picked green commercially. It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind, than that of the Persian lime (Citrus × latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes, with the Key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavor. The name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known as the flavoring ingredient in Key lime pie. It is also known as West Indian lime, bartender’s lime, Omani lime, or Mexican lime, the last classified as a distinct race with a thicker skin and darker green color. Philippine varieties have various names, including dayap and bilolo.

LinkLime tree (Citrus aurantiifolia?) on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsUmm Wishad Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkGreen limes on a citrus tree (Citrus aurantiifolia?) in area of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 5, 2014
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar

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