|BRIEF DESCRIPTION A small tree reaching a height of 4-6 m. It may be somewhat spiny. The fruit is globose, yellow or green, 2-3 cm in diameter, and thin skinned. USES The fruit is used as a condiment, a flavoring in cooking, a stain remover, and it is made into drinks and marmelade. The flowers are a source of honey. The tree can be used as rootstock for lemon on high boron soils. It is mentioned as a possible agroforestry species. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Philippine lime, Kalamansi, Kalamunding, Aldonsis, Calomondin, Calamansi, Kalomondin. FURTHER INF Scientific synonyms: C. microcarpa, C. mitis, C. japonica. Philippine lime is native of the Philippines. It is a lowlands species and it does not tolerate wind well.
|SOURCES (C. madurensis Lour.)
Hensleigh T 1988 pp 113-115 [DRA, FER, DEP, TEXT, PH, TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, LIMITS, USE]