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Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)

Synonyms: Citrus acida; Citrus aurantiifolia subsp. murgetana; Citrus aurantium subsp. aurantiifolia; Citrus hystrix subsp. acida; Citrus javanica; Citrus lima; Citrus limettioides; Citrus medica; Citrus medica f. aurantifolia; Limonia aurantifolia

Wikipedia Abstract

The Key lime (Citrus aurantifolia) is a citrus species with a globose fruit, 2.5–5 cm in diameter (1–2 in), that is yellow when ripe but usually picked green commercially. It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind, than that of the Persian lime (Citrus x latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes, with the Key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavor.
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Attributes

Height [1]  17 feet (5.3 m)
Width [1]  15.7 feet (4.8 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  86 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  

Predators

Achlyodes thraso[2]
Anastrepha fraterculus[3]
Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly)[3]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[3]
Aonidiella aurantii (California red scale)[4]
Aonidiella comperei (Compere scale)[5]
Archips machlopis[2]
Aspidiotus excisus (cyanotis scale)[5]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[5]
Chrysomphalus aonidum (circular black scale)[4]
Citripestis sagittiferella[2]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[5]
Drepanococcus chiton[5]
Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (annona mealybug)[5]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[5]
Hemithea costipunctata[2]
Homona fatalis[2]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[5]
Icerya aegyptiaca[5]
Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale)[4]
Kilifia acuminata (acuminate scale)[5]
Lecanodiaspis rugosa[5]
Lepidosaphes beckii (citrus mussel scale)[4]
Lepidosaphes conchiformis (fig oystershell scale)[5]
Lepidosaphes gloverii (citrus long scale)[5]
Lopholeucaspis cockerelli (Cockerell scale)[5]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[5]
Nipaecoccus guazumae[5]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[5]
Nyctemera lacticinia[2]
Opuntiaspis carinata (keeled mytilaspis)[5]
Orchamoplatus citri[6]
Orthezia urticae (ensign coccid)[4]
Papilio andraemon (Swallowtail)[2]
Papilio demoleus (Checkered lime swallowtail)[2]
Papilio memnon (Great mormon swallowtail)[2]
Papilio polytes (Common mormon swallowtail)[2]
Papilio thoas (Giant swallowtail)[2]
Paracoccus interceptus[5]
Parasaissetia nigra (nigra scale)[4]
Parlatoria cinerea (apple parlatoria)[5]
Parlatoria pergandii (black parlatoria scale)[4]
Parlatoria ziziphi (citrus parlatoria)[5]
Phenacoccus solani (solanum mealybug)[5]
Phyllocnistis citrella (Citrus leafminer)[2]
Pinnaspis aspidistrae <Unverified Name>[5]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[5]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[5]
Platynota stultana (Omnivorous leafroller)[2]
Pseudischnaspis acephala (flathead scale)[5]
Pseudococcus cryptus (citriculus mealybug)[5]
Pseudococcus elisae (banana mealybug)[5]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[5]
Psorosticha zizyphi (Citrus leafroller moth)[2]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]
Puto barberi[5]
Rastrococcus iceryoides[5]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[5]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[5]
Saissetia neglecta (Caribbean black scale)[5]
Selenaspidus articulatus (rufous scale)[4]
Sibine barbara[2]
Tiracola plagiata (Banana fruit caterpillar)[2]
Toumeyella cubensis[5]
Udinia pattersoni[5]
Unaspis citri (citrus snow scale)[5]
Xyleutes punctifera[2]

Distribution

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database. 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 3Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004. 4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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