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Mexican lime


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  • Variants

    • Bartender's lime
    • Citrus acida
    • Citrus aurantifolia
    • Citrus lima
    • Citrus medica ácida
    • Key lime
    • Limonia aurantifolia
    • West Indian lime
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 96-84267: Roy, M. Persian limes in North America, c1996:p. 28 (Citrus aurantifolia, often called the authentic lime, has acquired different names in the various regions in which it has been cultivated. In the U.S., commercial acreage is small and this species carries the name of Key lime, most likely because it was once cultivated in the Florida Keys. The Key lime is also called the West Indian lime in the U.S. The three largest producers of Key limes ... Mexico, Brazil, and Egypt. In Mexico, by far the largest lime producer, the fruit's adopted name could be none other than the Mexican lime)
    • found: Morton, J.F. Fruits of warm climates, c1987:p. 168 (Mexican Lime: Of the two acid, or sour, limes in world trade, the one longest known and most widely cultivated is the Mexican, West Indian, or Key lime, Citrus aurantifolia Swingle (syns. C. acida Roxb., C. lima Lunan; C. medica var. ácida Brandis; and Limonia aurantifolia Christm.)
    • found: Spiegel-Roy, P. Biology of citrus, 1996:p. 43 (Limes include both acid and sweet cultivars. Sour limes consist of small-fruited Indian, West Indian or Mexican lime (C. aurantifolia))
    • found: Citrus, c1996:p. 93 ('Mexican' ('Key', West Indian, bartender's lime))
    • found: Ray, R. Citrus, c1980:p. 92 (In the western U.S, the small-fruited limes are represented by the 'Mexican' variety which is commonly referred to as the bartender's lime. In Florida, the 'Mexican' lime is known as the 'Key' lime.)
  • LC Classification

    • QK495.R98
    • SB370.L5
  • Change Notes

    • 1996-08-22: new
    • 1996-10-04: revised
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