Botanical name: Citrus wintersii
Common name: Papuan lime
General features: The Papuan lime plant has long, narrow leaves and a dense, vigorous foliage. The fusiform fruit remains green even after ripening and is characterized by its pulp consisting of many small, translucent, juicy and crunchy grains that resemble caviar in both size and texture.
Curiosity: The name “Citrus wintersii” is a tribute to scholar Harold F. Winters, who first described this plant around 1970.
Ornamental virtues: Its exotic appearance, the unusual features of its fruit and its resistance to low temperatures have contributed to Papuan lime's recent success in the ornamental plant sector.