Citrus australis—Native Lime—RUTACEAE
Habitat— In Dry Rainforest.
Distribution— North from the Beenleigh district to the Gympie area in Queensland,
Description—Shrub or small tree.
Raintrees Diamond Beach
Leaves.— Simple, entire, alternate with stiff axillary spines; elliptic to obovate, 0.5 to 5.5 cm long, margins entire or somewhat crenate towards the apex, hairless, dark green, dull with numerous prominent oil glands, aromatic when crushed. Juvenile leaves linear, petiole 1 to 6 mm long. Branches often zigzag.
Inflorescence.—On peduncles 1 to 3 mm long. Sepals about 1.5 mm long. Petals 6 to 9 mm long, white.
Fruit.— A berry, globose, 3 to 8.5 cm diam; green, rough–skinned like a lemon.
Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn