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Triphasia trifolia Blanco1.129-cropped.jpg
T. trifolia foliage and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Tribe: Citreae
Genus: Triphasia

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Triphasia is a small genus of three species in the family Rutaceae, related to Citrus. The genus is native to southeastern Asia and New Guinea.[1][2]

They are evergreen shrubs growing to 1–3 m tall, with trifoliate leaves. The flowers are fragrant, white, with three to five petals. The fruit is an edible red hesperidium similar to a small Citrus fruit.[2][3]



  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Triphasia Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Huxley, A, ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening 3: 697. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  3. ^ Plants for a Future: Triphasia trifolia