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Mike T

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A rare lime related to Fingerlimes
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:39:57 AM »
I got a plant from the market and received some fruit which a Brisbane grower gave to another forum member in Cairns who passed them on to me. Mt White Limes sure look much like fingerlimes but occur naturally around 2000km north of where finerlimes naturally occur. Mt White limes live in remote monsoon forests of Cape York Peninsula and further afield. They do have vesicles perhaps less developed than fingerlimes and the seeds are tiny being flattened discs around 2mm long.



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Re: A rare lime related to Fingerlimes
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 07:22:58 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_inodora
http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Citrus+inodora
Russell River Limes native to my local area are also being sold more frequently and I am almost tempted to get one of those.

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Re: A rare lime related to Fingerlimes
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 09:31:54 AM »
These are two of the native Australian citrus species that I tried to find growing in the wild during a trip to Australia in late 2016.
See http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk/australia2016/australia2016inodora.html and
http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk/australia2016/australia2016garrawayi.html
I have both species growing in pots here in the UK.
Citrus inodora fruits quite well as a small plant. It is botanically interesting, but the fruit is only marginally useful from the eating viewpoint.

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Re: A rare lime related to Fingerlimes
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 11:14:57 PM »
Interestingly most C.inodora are planted to attract butterflies with at least 4 large swallowtail butterfly species and a large emperor moth having it as their caterpillar host locally. Cassowaries also love the fruit so it is useful in revegetation.

 

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