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Bombay Atalantia   
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Bombay Atalantia
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Bombay Atalantia • Kannada: Kadimbe, Kadimbi, Huchhu nimbe • Marathi: रान लिम्बी Ran limbi, माकाड लिम्बु Makad limbu • Tamil: Kattukkolinchi • Telugu: Aadavinimma, Adavinim
Botanical name: Atalantia racemosa    Family: Rutaceae (Citrus family)

Bombay Atalantia is a small evergreen tree, found in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Branches are many, with strong, sharp spines. Alternately arranged leaves are elliptic, 5-10 cm long, rounded at the tip, net-veined, and base pointed. Leaf stalks are 6-8 mm long. White flowers arise in racemes in leaf axils. Flowers are 1 cm across, faintly fragrant, with 4 sepals. Stamens are 8, and the filaments are fused into a tube. Anthers are large, heart-shaped. Fruit is round, 2 cm across. Flowering: November.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale & Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed at Sunset point, Matheran, Maharashtra.
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