Citrus inodora

Russel River lime or odourless lime
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. inodora
Binomial name
Citrus inodora
F.M. Bailey
  • Citrus maideniana Domin
  • Microcitrus inodora (F.M.Bailey) Swingle
  • Microcitrus maideniana (Domin) Swingle
  • Pleurocitrus inodora (F.M.Bailey) Tanaka

Citrus inodora or Microcitrus inodora, commonly known as Russell River Lime,[2][3] is a tree native to the Bellenden-Ker Range in northern Queensland, Australia.

It grows in lowland tropical rainforest. Much of its native habitat has now been cleared for agricultural use, so the species is becoming quite rare. There has to date been no commercial use of the fruits.[4]

Citrus inodora is a shrub up to 4 m tall. Fruit is egg-shaped, yellowish-green. Leaves and flowers are essentially odourless, lacking the aromatic oils characteristic of the genus.[4][5]

Australian limes
former Eremocitrus

Citrus glauca

former Microcitrus

Citrus warburgiana

Citrus inodora

Citrus maideniana

Citrus garrawayi

Citrus australasica

Citrus australis



  1. "Citrus inodora F.M.Bailey — The Plant List".
  2. "Russel River Lime – Citrus inodora".
  3. "Factsheet – Citrus inodora".
  4. 1 2 Citrus pages, Native Australian Citrus, Citrus inodora
  5. Frederick Manson Bailey. 1889.Botany of the Bellenden-Ker Expedition, Reports on New Plants 1 Citrus inodora
  6. Jorma Koskinen and Sylvain Jousse. "Citrus Pages / Native Australian varieties".

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