Plants (K)

Name & image of plant

Plant taxonomy


Kaffir lime plant

  • The kaffir lime plant (scientific name: citrus hystrix) is also known as Thai lime (since 'kaffir' is an ethnic slur for black African people in South Africa), makrut lime, or Mauritius papeda
  • It is called limau purut in Malaysia
  • It is a citrus fruit native to tropical Southeast Asia and southern China
  • Its essential oil is used in perfumery