Pamburus missionis (Wight) Swingle

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Wild Orange
Synonym: Limonia missioinis Wight
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: March-September
Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
Habitat: Occasionally grown in church premises in the plains
Uses: Fruits edible, antibacterial, drought tolerant.
Key Characteristics: Evergreen trees; bark grey, longitudinally fissured. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; lamina elliptic or elliptic-oblong, base, margin entire or crenulate. Flowers bisexual, small, white, fragrant, in axillary racemes; sepals 4 or 5, deltoid, glandular; petals 4 or 5, free, oblong-lanceolate, recurved, prominently nerved, glandular, pure white; stamens 8 or 10, filaments free; anthers linear-oblong; disc obscure; ovary on a short gynophore, superior, 4-5-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style stout; stigma capitate or truncate, glandular. Fruit a berry, globose, orange-coloured when ripe.