Citrus latipes

Citrus latipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Subgenus: Papeda
Species: C. latipes
Binomial name
Citrus latipes
(Swingle) Tanaka
  • C. hystrix auct. non DC.

Citrus latipes, commonly called "Khasi papeda",[2] is sometimes mistakenly identified as Kaffir lime (C. hystrix).[1] Native to northeastern India, the khasi papeda is a small, thorny tree that closely resembles both kaffir limes and ichang papedas (C. ichangensis). Though rarely eaten, and extremely rare in cultivation, the fruit is edible.

Medicinal uses

Fruits of C. latipes are used medicinally in Northeastern India "to treat stone problem" and are known locally as Heiribob.[3]


  1. 1 2 Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995–2020 (2007). Sorting Citrus Names: Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (M.M.P.N.D) - A Work in Progress. School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia. URL
  2. USDA GRIN taxonomy for plants URL
  3. Bhutani, K.K.; Goyal, A.; Singh, S. 2008. Herbal wealth of Northeast India: A pictorial and herbaria guide. Department of Natural Products, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab, India.
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