False Lime


Common Name
False Lime
Scientific Name
Suregada sp
Growth Form and Foliage
  • Small tree or big shrub, 2 - 15 m tall, with neat appearance.
  • Stalked leaves 5 - 16 by 3 - 8 cm.
  • Each leaf has 5 - 9 pairs of secondary veins.
  • Flowers small, 0.8 - 1.2 cm in diameter.
  • Flowers are either male or female but not both (dioecious).
Fruits resemble small limes, 2.5 - 3.5 by 2 - 2.5 cm.
Terrestrial: Monsoon Forests, Coastal Forests, Primary Rainforests and Secondary Rainforests.
Ethnobotanical features
  • Important medicinal plant and known as 'heavenly fruit' in its native range.
  • Phytochemicals possibly effective against HIV and breast cancer.
  • It is cultivated as an ornamental plant, harvested as timber to be used as rafters and firewood.

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