Citrus warburgiana

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Citrus warburgiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. warburgiana
Binomial name
Citrus warburgiana

Microcitrus warburgiana (F.M. Bailey) Tanaka

Citrus warburgiana (Kakamadu or New Guinea Wild Lime)[1][2] grows on the south coast of the Papuan Peninsula near Alotau[3] (pictures) in Papua-New Guinea.

It is a poorly known tree species. It has dark green, spherical fruits about 30 millimetres (1.2 in) in diameter.[4][5] It is taxonomically an Australian lime:

Australian limes
former Eremocitrus

Citrus glauca

former Microcitrus

Citrus warburgiana

Citrus inodora

Citrus maideniana

Citrus garrawayi

Citrus australasica

Citrus australis


This wild lime is a species of Microcitrus according to the Swingle system, called Microcitrus warburgiana, and according to the classification of David Mabberley, it is to be called Citrus warburgiana. It is the only Microcitrus coming from outside Australia. Being native to New Guinea, the closest Microcitrus to it is 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) away, namely Citrus garrawayae.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jorma Koskinen & Sylvain Jousse. "Citrus Pages / Native Australian varieties".
  2. ^ Paul I. Forster & Malcolm W. Smith (2010), "Citrus wakonai P.I.Forst. & M.W.Sm. (Rutaceae), a new species from Goodenough Island, Papua New Guinea" (PDF), Austrobaileya, 8 (2): 133–138, JSTOR 41739123
  3. ^ Mike Saalfeld. "Citrus wakonai".
  4. ^ Citrus pages, Native Australian Citrus, Citrus warburgiana
  5. ^ Frederick Manson Bailey. 1901. Annual Report on British New Guinea 142, Reprint of the British New Guinea, Citrus warburgiana
  6. ^ Jorma Koskinen & Sylvain Jousse. "Citrus Pages / Native Australian varieties".
  7. ^ "warburgiana".


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