Botanical name: Citrus Limonia
Common name: Red Lime
General features: The red lime, also known as Rangpur lime (named after the Bangladeshi city), is a citrus fruit with an upright habit and compact foliage, with branches characterized by small pointed thorns. It produces fragrant flowers with violet hues, which then produce fruit with an appearance somewhere between a lemon and a mandarin, globular, with orange/red skin and pulp, very juicy, sour, but pleasant and seedless.
Curiosity: The fruit is used to flavour a well-known English brand of gin.
Ornamental virtues: The red lime is a popular variety in the ornamental sector due to its excellent vigour, the beauty of its blossoms, its high productivity and the persistence of the fruit on the plant.