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  Citrus limetta
 
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Citrus limetta Risso, Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 20: 195. 1813; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 293. 1997. Citrus medica L. var. limetta (Risso) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 515. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 161(115). 1915.
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  Description: Small branched spiny trees, ca 3 m tall. Leaves alternate, 12 x 6 cm, serrulate in the upper half, acute. Flowers 1-5, white, perfect and staminate. Petals reflexed. Stamens ca 35. Fruit subglobose, ca 6.5 cm in diam., rind, pale yellow to green, smooth to slightly rough with spherical oil glands. Pulp sweetish to slightly acidica
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Kollam
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: North east India and south east Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
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