Triphasia trifolia (Burm.f.) P.Wilson

Lime Berry


Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Triphasia

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: Tender, tropical to subtropical

Description: 

Shrub to small tree. Pairs of spines in the leaf axils. Compound trifoliate leaves, the terminal leaflet is large and more pointed at the apex, glossy dark green. Flowers in the leaf axils, fragrant, followed by small dull red berries. Rounded form.

History: 

Published in Torreya 9(2): 33 in 1909.

Basionym Tril Burm.f.

Synonym Limonia trifoliata L.


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