Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Swingle, J. Agric. Res. 2:86 (1914).
Synonymy: Triphasia glauca Lindley in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 353 (1848); Atalantia glauca (Lindley)Benth. in Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 1:305 (1862).
Common name: Desert lime, limebush, wild lime, native cumquat, desert lemon.
Published illustration: Morley & Toelken (1983) Flowering plants in Australia, fig. 112.
Biology: Desert lime is usually restricted to heavy brown clays, desert loams or red earths, and usually occurs as small trees or as shrubs in dense thickets. The lemon-coloured fruits ripen in summer and are edible.
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State Herbarium of South Australia