Finger Lime

Finger Lime

Scientific name: Citrus australasica

Local/Bangla name: Not known






Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom        :Plantae

Division          :Magnoliophyta

Class               :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order              : Sapindales

Family             : Rutaceae

Genus              : Citrus

Species            : C. australasica

Economic Importance

Used as ornamental, medicinal and production of aromatic compounds. It has been recently popularised as a gourmet bushfood. The globular juice vesicle have been used as a garnish or added to various recipes. The fresh vesicles have the effect of a burst of effervescent tangy flavour as they are chewed. The finger lime peel can be dried and used as a flavouring spice.

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