Citrus australasica

COMMON NAME

Australian finger lime or caviar lime

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Rutaceae

NOTES

A thorny understorey shrub or small tree. The fruit's inedible exterior resembles a pickling cucumber or cocktail avocado in shape and size. Its skin is thin, ranging in color from purplish or greenish-black to light green or rusty red. When sliced in half, the lime juice caviar is revealed. Apply gentle pressure, and the caviar will ooze out of the fruit like a lava flow. Serve over salads, seafood, and any dish that is looking for a fresh pop of citrus with a creative presentation.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Queensland and New South Wales, Australia

NATIVE HABITAT

Lowland subtropical rainforest and rainforest in the coastal border

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

anbg.gov.au

ctahr.hawaii.edu



Citrus australasica