Common name: Kaffir Lime
Malay name: Limau Purut
Scientific name: Citrus hystrix
Conservation status: Cultivated, Native to Malaysia
A shrub or tree that grows 3-12 m tall. Stems are thorny, crooked and thin. Leaves are dark green, glossy and pinched in the middle. Fruits are round to egg-shaped, often has a nipple-like structure at the tip. Fruit skin is wrinkled and bumpy, turns from green to yellow before dropping from the tree.
Habit: Perennial shrub or tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds, cuttings or air-layering
Ecological function: It is a food plant for Atlas Moth caterpillar. The flowers of this plant attract pollinators.
Soil: Loamy soils
Moisture: Moist, well-drained, fertile soils
Shade: No data
Use: Fruits are edible. Leaves and fruit peels are used as flavouring.