EPPO Global Database

Citrus latifolia(CIDLA)

Code created in: 2002-02-21

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CIDLA
  • Preferred name: Citrus latifolia
  • Authority: Tanaka


A triploid hybrid between C. limon and C. aurantiifolia, whose date and place of origin are not clearly known. It is now more widely cultivated as a lime than its parent C. limon. Though it is known as the Tahiti lime, or Persian lime, neither of these names correspond to its real origin

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Citrus x latifolia Tanaka

Common names
Name Language
Tahiti lime English
lime de Tahiti French
limettier à gros fruits French
limero persa Spanish
limeira-da-Pérsia Portuguese