Palestinian sweet lime

Palestinian sweet lime
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. limettioides
Binomial name
Citrus limettioides

Citrus medica L. var. limetta Wight & Arn.

Citrus limettioides, Palestinian sweet lime or Indian sweet lime or common sweet lime, alternatively considered a cultivar of Citrus × limon, C. × limon 'Indian Lime',[1] is a low acid lime that has been used in Palestine for food, juice and rootstock.

It is not the same as the Limetta which is occasionally also called sweet lime.[2][3]


  1. 1 2 Porcher, Michel H.; et al. (1995), Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (M.M.P.N.D): Sorting Citrus Names, The University of Melbourne
  2. Palestine at Citrus Variety Collection Website
  3. Robert Willard Hodgson, "Horticultural Varieties of Citrus", The Citrus Industry, 1
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