Citrus latipes

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Citrus latipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Subgenus: Papeda
Species: C. latipes
Binomial name
Citrus latipes
(Swingle) Tanaka
Synonyms[1]
  • C. hystrix auct. non DC.

Citrus latipes, commonly called "Khasi papeda",[2] is sometimes mistakenly identified as Kaffir lime (C. hystrix).[1] Native to northeastern India, the khasi papeda is a small, thorny tree that closely resembles both kaffir limes and ichang papedas (C. ichangensis). Though rarely eaten, and extremely rare in cultivation, the fruit is edible.

Medicinal uses[edit]

Fruits of C. latipes are used medicinally in Northeastern India "to treat stone problem" and are known locally as Heiribob.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995–2020 (2007). Sorting Citrus Names: Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (M.M.P.N.D) - A Work in Progress. School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia. URL
  2. ^ USDA GRIN taxonomy for plants URL
  3. ^ Bhutani, K.K.; Goyal, A.; Singh, S. 2008. Herbal wealth of Northeast India: A pictorial and herbaria guide. Department of Natural Products, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab, India.