Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Citrus hystrix
Food
Medicinal
Ceremonial
English Common Name
Kaffir Lime
Indonesian Common Name
Jeruk Purut
Tree Family
Rutaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
9cm
Length
×
4cm
Width
Tree Height
Small (10–20m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1500m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku Islands, New Guinea, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
May compete with coffee
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Regenerates Naturally
Tree Management

Attacked by Citrus Greening Citrus Vascular Phloem Disease (CPVD), especially at lower altitudes (<1000 masl). Less affected by CVPD at higher altitudes (>1000 masl). Able to withstand dry periods and poor soil

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Medicinal
  • Ceremonial

Used for magic. The juice of the fruit is used for seasoning and to prepare drinks. Leaves are used to season food. Used as an insecticide to kill land leeches via head and foot washing. Fruits can be sold at local markets.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown