Common name: Calamondin Orange
Malay name: Limau Kasturi
Scientific name: Citrus × microcarpa
Conservation Status: Cultivated, Naturalised, Introduced (China)
A medium-sized shrub or small tree that grows up to 3-4 m tall. Leaves are egg-shaped and aromatic. The upperside of leaves is dark green while the underside of leaves is pale green. Stems are slightly thorny. Bear white, fragrant, five-petaled flowers. Fruits are small and round, turn from green to light orange when ripe.
Habit: Perennial shrub or tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds
Ecological function: The flowers of this plant attract pollinators. It is a caterpillar food plant.
Pollinator: Bees, insects
Soil: Sand, loam, clay, organic soils
Moisture: Moist, well-drained, fertile soils
Shade: No shade, partial shade
Use: Its fruits are eaten raw or cooked. The fruit peel is preserved and used as food flavouring.