Clausena excavata Burm. f.

Etymology Genus After Peder Claussen, a 17th century Danish priest
Species Hollowed out; referring to the base of its filaments
Family Rutaceae
Synonyms -
Common Names Pink Lime-Berry, Cama, Cemama
Status Native: Common
Form Tree
Native Distribution China, India Subcontinent, Indochina, Malesia


A shrub or small tree commonly found in young secondary forests and abandoned plantations. The leaves are clustered near the tip of the plant. The leaves are compounded with a terminal leaf. Each leaflet is somewhat rhomboid in shape. When crushed, a strong curry-like scent is emitted.

Interesting Facts:

The Pink Lime-Berry is the larvae host plant for the butterflies Emerald Swallowtail, and Lime Butterfly.

Form of the tree with leaves arrange at the tip, along Yishun Ave 1, 2019.

Imparipinnate leaf.

Leaf arrangement

Rhomboid shaped leaf.




Author: Jake
Posted: 2019-02-07