Common names for this fruit include rangpur, named after Rangpur, Bangladesh, a city known for this and other citrus fruits. This is where the word originated in the Bengali language. The rangpur is known as a Canton lemon in South China, a hime lemon in Japan, as Limão Cravo or Limão Galego in Brazil, and mandarin-lime in the United States.
Rangpurs are highly acidic and can be used as a substitute for commercial limes. However the name lime in connection with this fruit is often misleading, because there are very few similarities between the rangpur and other fruits called limes.
Citrus × limonia is cultivated as an ornamental tree for planting in gardens and a container plant on patios and terraces in the United States. Outside the U.S. it is used principally as a citrus rootstock, except Costa Rica where it is also grown commercially and is preferred over lime and lemon. .
A bottle of Tanqueray Rangpur gin.Citrus x limonia (Osbeck) Lemandrine 001.jpg
Citrus × limonia' - Rangpur, flower and foliage.Citrus x limonia (Osbeck) Lemandrine 003.jpg
Citrus × limonia' - Rangpur, fruit and foliage.
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