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Also previously widely known by the common name of Kaffir Lime.

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Tropical, Indian Subcontinent, Sri Lanka
  • Asia-Tropical, Indo-China, Myanmar
  • Asia-Tropical, Indo-China, Thailand
  • Asia-Tropical, Malesia, Malaya
  • Asia-Tropical, Malesia, Philippines

Citrus hystrix DC.

Genus: Citrus
Species: hystrix DC.
Common names: Makrut Lime, Thai Lime
Distribution summary: SE Asia
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: montane tropical evergreen forest
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Flowering months: June, July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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