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Bombay Atalantia   
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Bombay Atalantia
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Bombay Atalantia, wild lime • Kannada: ಹುಚ್ಚು ನಿಂಬೆ huchhu nimbe • Malayalam: കാട്ടുനാരകം kattunarakam • Marathi: माकड लिंबू makad limbu,रान लिंबी ran limbi • Tamil: குருந்து kuruntu • Telugu: అడవి నిమ్మ adavi nimma Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Atalantia racemosa    Family: Rutaceae (Lemon family)

Bombay Atalantia is a small evergreen tree, found in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Branches are many, with strong, sharp spines. Alternately arranged leaves are elliptic, 5-10 cm long, rounded at the tip, net-veined, and base pointed. Leaf stalks are 6-8 mm long. White flowers arise in racemes in leaf axils. Flowers are 1 cm across, faintly fragrant, with 4 sepals. Stamens are 8, and the filaments are fused into a tube. Anthers are large, heart-shaped. Fruit is round, 2 cm across. Flowering: November.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale, Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed at Sunset point, Matheran, Maharashtra.

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