Triphasia trifolia (Burm. f.) P. Wilson, Torreya 9(2): 33 33 1909. (Syn: Limonia trifolia Burm. f.; Limonia trifoliata L.; Triphasia trifoliata DC.;                              (=) Triphasia aurantiola Lour.);
Bangladesh to Papuasia: Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Solomon Is., Vietnam; Introduced into: Bahamas, Belize, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chagos Archipelago, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Leeward Is., Maldives, Marianas, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Seychelles, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is. as per POWO;
Common name: Lime Berry, Limeberry, Sweet lime

Native to tropical southeastern Asia in Malaysia, the Philippines and possibly elsewhere.[1][2] Triphasias are very close relatives of citrus.
It is a spiny evergreen shrub (rarely a small tree) growing to 3 m tall. The leaves are trifoliate, glossy dark green, each leaflet 2–4 cm long and 1.5–2 cm broad. The flowers are white, with three petals 10–13 mm long and 4 mm broad. The fruit is a red, edible hesperidium 10–15 mm diameter, similar to a small Citrus fruit. The fruit flesh is pulpy, with a flavor reminiscent of a slightly sweet lime.[1][2][3]
It is grown for its edible fruit, and has been widely introduced to other subtropical to tropical regions of the world;
(From Wikipedia on 2.5.13)


Small Tree For ID : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 210413 : AK-3 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
A small tree seen at Jijamata Udyan on 19/4/13.
Green & Red berries.
Leaves are different from Ziziphus.

Triphasia trifolia of Rutaceae. Commonly known as Lime Berry

Requesting to please ID this plant with white flowers captured in a cultivated garden, Mumbai in April 2013.
It has spines/thorns.
I was told it was wild lemon.

Should be Murraya paniculata, common name Kamini.
Very fragrant flowers.

Thanks for the feedback…
Yes, the plant does look like Kamini.
However, the flowers are not noticeably fragrant and the flowers have only 3 sepals whereas the Kamini flowers have 5 petals as far as I know…
I have both these plants, kamini as well as this plant in my balcony garden

Can it be Triphasia trifolia (Burm.f.) P. Wilson as in –

Thank you … for the ID and the reference links, yes, it does look like Triphasia trifolia
The shape of the terminal leaf is very characteristic, somewhat like a kite in geometry with rounded corners, I do not know how to describe this shape in botany.
It is also popular as a bonsai plant

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