Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Lime (Citrus acida), or the variety acida of C. medica, is an orange with small flowers, and small, very acid, fruit, varying in form but ending, like the lemon, in a nipple-like boss. It is said to have borne the Sanskrit name jambira. The Sweet Lime of India is C. Limetta, or C. mediea (var.

Limetta,) differing in its spherical fruit, with sweetv non-aromatic juice. It is said to be wild in the Nilgherry Hills, and is now largely cultivated in Montserrat and other West Indian islands. Jamaica exports some 80,000 gallons of lime-juice annually. It is the most valuable of antiscorbutics for long sea-voyages.