The Spanish lime originates from the north part of South America and grows naturally in the coasts and also in the dry forests of Central America and also in the Caribbean.Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called Spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, quenepa, quenepe, chenet, canepa, mamón, limoncillo, skinip, kinnip, "It is known as huaya.
Trees can reach heights of up to 25 m and come with alternate, compound leaves. The leaves have 4 elliptic leaflets which are 5–12.5 cm long and 2.5–5 cm (0.98–1.97 in) wide. They are typically dioecious plants however polygamous trees occur from time to time. Flowers have 4 petals and 8 stamens and produce void, green drupes which are 2.5–4 cm long and 2 cm wide. Their pulp is orange, salmon or yellowish in color with a somewhat juicy and pasty texture. Spanish Lime fruit plants in Keralais now available in our farms.
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