Calamansi

Agrumes calamondins frais sur fond de bois

Citrus microcarpa, Citrus mitis

Synonymes :
Calamondin, Golden Lime
Calamansi (Wikipedia)

Calamansi
Citrus × microcarpa
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C. microcarpa
Binomial name
Citrus × microcarpa
(Bunge) Wijnands
Synonyms

Citrus mitis

Calamansi (Citrus × microcarpa), also known as calamondin, Philippine lime, or Philippine lemon, is an economically important citrus hybrid predominantly cultivated in the Philippines. It is native to the Philippines, Borneo, and Sulawesi in Indonesia in Southeast Asia, as well as southern China and Taiwan in East Asia. Calamansi is ubiquitous in traditional Filipino cuisine. It is used in various condiments, beverages, dishes, marinades, and preserves. Calamansi is also used as an ingredient in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines.

Calamansi is a hybrid between kumquat (formerly considered as belonging to a separate genus Fortunella) and another species of Citrus (in this case probably the mandarin orange).

Calamansi (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Tagalog kalamansi

Noun

calamansi (plural calamansis)

  1. Synonym of calamondin

References

  • University of California Riverside, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Anagrams

  • Calamians
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