Citrus taitensis Risso, Fl. Nice 86 1844. (syn: Citrus aurantium subsp. jambhiri Engl.; Citrus jambhiri Lush.; Citrus sinensis subsp. jambhiri (Lush.) Engl.; Citrus verrucosa Hort. ex M.Nakam.);
Common name: Indian Rough Lemon, Jambhiri orange • Assamese: Godha-tulia, Mithu-thulia, Nemu-tenga • Hindi: जम्भीरी नीबू Jambhiri nibu • Kannada: Kada-narollgi • Khasi: Soh-Jhalia,
India (introduced), Nepal (introduced), China (introduced), Lord Howe Isl. (introduced), Norfolk Isl. (introduced), Tonga (introduced) (Tongatapu (introduced), ‘Eua (introduced)) as per Catalogue of Life;



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Respected members! These are some photos of Citrus sp which we called locally as “Khatti“. So this should be C. jhamberi or C.aurantium subsp jhamberi as you sugested? sorry i didnt post photos earlier.

Yes it is, now correctly known as C. taitensis, as mentioned earlier.


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Thank you Sir. These are some photos of Meetha and musambi here in my area.. the first four photos are of meetha and the last five photos are of musambi. These look different. Can i use name “Citrus limetta” for both these Citrus plants? Thanks alot for your guidance.

Second one (last five images) is not Mosambi, which won’t have such rough rind. It looks closer to Jambhiri.

Thanks, … But images in this thread looks much different from those in another thread at Citrus taitensis

Would you pl. have a re-look ?

To me closest match for both leaves and fruits is C. jambhiri only which has now been merged with Citrus taitensis. I would have gone for Citrus hystrix with which fruits resemble most but in that species petiole is as long/as broad as leaf blade.

Citrus jambhiri from Herbal Garden, Delhi-GSNOV2016/05 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Citrus jambhiri Lush.
Local names: Jambhiri, Jatti-Khati, Rough Lemon of India
Medium sized tree, considered as hybrid between Citron (C. medica) and Lemon (C. limon), produces globose rough fruits with bumpy skin and thick rind moderately adherent to pulp, the segments resembling lime are moderately adherent. Often made into pickles in NW India where it is frequently cultivated, otherwise mostly used as Citrus rootstock.

Photographed from Herbal GardenDelhi.

Thanks, … While GRIN (Name Verified on:17-Dec-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Mar-2016) gives this as the accepted name,

Catalogue of Life gives it a syn. of Citrus taitensis Risso

(Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Hassler M., Nov-2016)

ANMAR60/82 Atlantia monophylla (Please validate) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (17)
Family: Rutaceae
Date: 24th March 2015
Place: Bababudangiri, Chikamagalur, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Shola forest
… identified this as A. monophylla but I am not entirely convinced as my doubts were not cleared by ma’am. Please validate. Any reasons for why it is A. monophylla would be helpful.
I have also posted Atlantia racemosa for comparison. The striking difference is the size of the flowers, with the flowers posted in this current thread twice the size of the ones in the Atlantia racemosa post.
A third post where the names A. racemosa and A. wightii have been suggested.
Kindly resolve the ID of the Atlantia sp. in these three posts.
Another thread where the difference between A. racemosa and A. monophylla has been discussed at length.

For differences & keys between A. racemosa and A. monophylla, pl. see An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)
For differences & keys between A. racemosa and A. wightii, pl. see Biotik links at Atalantia racemosa Wt. & Atalantia wightii Tanaka.

Yes it is Atalantia monophylla

I think it should be Atalantia wightii as per keys at book link in Flora of Peninsular India and as per details at Biotik, as filaments appear to be free.

Pl. confirm.

Beautiful images; Yes … it is not A racemosa or A.monophylla, the flower is different from these 2 species, it is pinkish, the petals and staminal tube are different.

This is more likely to be a species of Citrus than Atalantia

Originally uploaded as Atlantia monophyla, which has much smaller fruits (less than 3 cm), This appears to be Citrus sp, fruit suggests C. jambhiri

Looks  something different compared to Atalantia monophylla !

Please compare with this Citrus jambhiri – efloraofindia (

That looks close

Both POWO and CoL give it as a syn. of Citrus taitensis





References: Catalogue of Life  POWO  The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved) IPNI  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Plant ideas  Plantthis Florida Plant Atlas (specimen)  Research gate (illustration) 

Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants– T K Lim (2012) (Abstract- Rough lemon is native to the Himalayan foothills in India and has naturalised in many parts in Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. In Assam, India semi-wild populations are found. The rough lemon is one of the most important rootstocks of Citrus species, cultivated for this purpose in India, USA, South Africa, and Australia. At the end of the ­sixteenth century it had been introduced to southeast Africa by the Portuguese, and later it was distributed to Europe and the New World. In Australia, it has naturalized along creek banks and on rainforest margins; often persists around old habitations in New South Wales and southern Queensland.) 
World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference, Second Edition By John H. Wiersema, Blanca León (2016)

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