The kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix DC., Rutaceae), also known as combava, kieffer lime, limau purut or makrut lime, Kabuyao (Cabuyao) is a lime native to Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, south Asia, used in Southeast Asian cuisine, but grown worldwide as a backyard shrub. The kaffir lime is a rough, warty green fruit that grows on thorny bush with aromatic and distinctively shaped "double" leaves. It is well suited to container growing. The green lime fruit is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and its small size (approx. 4 cm wide).
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