Citrus australis

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Australian round lime
Citrus australis round fruit.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species:
C. australis
Binomial name
Citrus australis

Citrus australis, the Dooja, round lime, Australian lime or Australian round lime, is a large shrub or small tree producing an edible fruit. It grows in forest margins in the Beenleigh area and northwards, in Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

Citrus australis is a tree up to 20 m tall. Fruits are spherical or slightly pear-shaped, 25–50 mm across, with a thick green or yellow skin and pale green pulp.[3] The 1889 book 'The Useful Native Plants of Australia records that "The fruit, which is an inch and a-half in diameter and almost globular, yields an agreeable beverage from its acid juice."[4]

Australian limes
former Eremocitrus

Citrus glauca

former Microcitrus

Citrus warburgiana

Citrus inodora

Citrus maideniana

Citrus garrawayi

Citrus australasica

Citrus australis

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References[edit]

Media related to Citrus australis at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Planchon, Jules Émile. 1858. Hortus Donatensis 18, Citrus australis
  2. ^ "Citrus australis (RUTACEAE) Native lime, Round lime". Save our Waterways Now. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  3. ^ Citrus pages, Native Australian Citrus, Citrus australis
  4. ^ J. H. Maiden (1889). The useful native plants of Australia : Including Tasmania. Turner and Henderson, Sydney.
  5. ^ Jorma Koskinen and Sylvain Jousse. "Citrus Pages / Native Australian varieties". free.fr.

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