Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Citrus medica
Medicinal
Ceremonial
English Common Name
Citron
Indonesian Common Name
Jeruk sukade, Sitrun
Tree Family
Rutaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
12cm
Length
×
Width
Tree Height
Shrub (1–10m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–1300m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Exotic in Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Myanmar

Exotic in

SE Asia
Laos, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

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

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

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Medicinal
  • Ceremonial

Used in treatment of asthma, arthritis, headache, stomachache, intestinal parasites, and certain psychological distress (e.g. possession by evil spirits). Decoctions of the roots are reportedly used to treat respiratory problems and backache. Can be sold at local markets.

Farm Services
  • Unknown
Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown