Key Lime Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Sapindales Family: Rutaceae Genus: Citrus Species: C. x aurantifolia Binomial name Citrus x aurantifolia
The Key Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia), also called the Mexican Lime or Bartender's Lime, is a small lime used in making margaritas and key lime pie, a specialty of American cuisine in Florida. Key Lime is one of several cultivars of the lime widespread in commerce.
The key lime is native to southeast Asia but was introduced to the Americas and is named after the Florida Keys, where the plant's thorn-filled trees grow. Their thin rinds make the fruits intolerant of frost.
"The Key Lime"
Curiously yellow hand-grenade
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