latin name: "kaffir lime"?
bob at sky.net
Mon Mar 3 17:30:46 EST 1997
Frank van de Loo (F.vandeloo at pi.csiro.au) wrote:
> A friend is keen to grow "kaffir lime" in order to have fresh leaves for
> Thai cooking rather than frozen or dried. I haven't been able to find
> what species this is: possibly not the same as the lime fruit (Citrus
> aurantiifolia)? Where is it cultivated (only Thailand?)? Any plants in
According to _Cornucopia: A Source Book of Edible Plants_ by Stephen
Facciola (ISBN 0-9628087-0-9; copyright 1990), "kaffir lime" (aka Ichang
lime, Makrut, & Djeruk purut) is Citrus hystrix. It's originally from the
Philippines. The following source had them in 1990:
Suanchareon Nursery L.P.
8/6 Krungkasem Road
Telephone: 02 280-3521
Bob Batson L 39 12 14 N 94 33 16 W
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