Citrus aurantifolia
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Citrus aurantifolia


  family rutaceae 
  genus citrus 

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Genus  Citrus Species  aurantifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  lime Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S10321 Data source  GrUnFr p192;Frgnt p206
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  8' - 14' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-09b,11 AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers and leaves of Citrus aurantifolia have a mildly perfume scented aroma. Lime can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 1 1/2 inch round, dark green thin rind. It has a very acidic and juicy pulp. As a food source, Citrus aurantifolia is often used as juice and as a flavoring.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  flowers are deliciously scented; leaves have fragrant perfume Fragrance parts  Flowers   Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Buds   Cuttings   Layering Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Mar 01 - Feb 28 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Juice   Flavoring Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 1 1/2 inch round, dark green thin rind Flavor / texture  has a very acidic and juicy pulp
Horticulture notes  Citrus aurantifolia is self fertile. March and February are the usual harvest months. Lime is often propagated by seed or with buds or by layering. This plant is thought to originate from East Indies.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Citrus aurantifolia is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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