Palestinian sweet lime

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 used in Palestine for food, juice and rootstock. It is a member of the sweet limes. Like the Meyer lemon, it is the result of a cross between the citron (Citrus medica) and a mandarin/pomelo hybrid distinct from sweet and sour oranges.[2]

Palestinian sweet lime
Citrus limettioides - Palestine sweet lime.jpg
Scientific classification
C. limettioides
Binomial name
Citrus limettioides

Citrus medica L. var. limetta Wight & Arn.

It is distinct from the limetta which is sometimes also called sweet lime,[3][4] but derives from a citron/sour orange cross.


  1. ^ a b Porcher, Michel H.; et al. (1995), Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (M.M.P.N.D): Sorting Citrus Names, The University of Melbourne
  2. ^ Curk, Franck; Ollitrault, Frédérique; Garcia-Lor, Andres; Luro, François; Navarro, Luis; Ollitrault, Patrick (2016). "Phylogenetic origin of limes and lemons revealed by cytoplasmic and nuclear markers". Annals of Botany. 11: 565–583. doi:10.1093/aob/mcw005. PMC 4817432. PMID 26944784.
  3. ^ Palestine at Citrus Variety Collection Website
  4. ^ Robert Willard Hodgson, "Horticultural Varieties of Citrus", The Citrus Industry, vol. 1, archived from the original on 2012-02-05
A Palestinian sweet lime