Entire-Leaf Lime Berry
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Entire-Leaf Lime Berry
E Native Photo: Akshay Surendra
Common name: Entire-Leaf Lime Berry
Botanical name: Micromelum integerrimum    Family: Rutaceae (Lemon family)
Synonyms: Bergera integerrima, Micromelum ceylanicum

Entire-Leaf Lime Berry is a trees 6-8 m tall. Bark gray, smooth. Leaves 7-15-foliolate or 5-11-foliolate; leaflet-stalks 2-5 mm; leaflet blades alternate to subopposite, elliptic, lanceshaped, or ovate, inequilateral, both surfaces dark green, margin entire, tip tapering. Flower buds are pale green, oblong. Sepals about 1 mm. Petals are pale yellow, 5-10 mm, outside densely velvet-hairy. Disk is columnar, stigma head-like. Fruit is ellipsoid to obovoid, 1-1.5 x 0.6-1.2 cm, 1- or 2-seeded, seed coat membranous. Entire-Leaf Lime Berry is found the Eastern Himalayas, from Nepal to Bhutan, N. India, Burma, Andaman Isl, at altitudes of 300-1200 m. Flowering: February-April.

Identification credit: Akshay Surendra Photographed in Uttara kona, Kadamtala, Middle Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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