Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Triphasia trifolia (Burm. f.) P. Wilson
Synonyms: Limonia trifolia Burm., Limonia trifoliata L. , Triphasia aurantiola Lour. , Triphasia trifoliata (L.) DC.
Common names: limeberry (English), orange berry (English), orangine (French), trifoliate limeberry (English), triphasia (English)
Organism type: shrub
Triphasia trifolia is a shrub that can grow up to 3 metres high. It has been introduced to many tropical and subtropical regions of the world where it is grown for its fruit. It is naturalised in many Pacific islands and can form almost impenetrable dense stands in the understorey.
natural forests, ruderal/disturbed, scrub/shrublands
Native range: Southeast Asia and Malaysia.
Known introduced range: Widely cultivated and naturalized in the Pacific (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii), in the the Caribbean (Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin) and in the Indian Ocean (La Réunion) (PIER, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Tuesday, 1 April 2008