CALAMONDIN ORANGE (CITRUS MICROCARPIA or MITIS), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 23, 2011
Tamron SP AF 90mm DI Macro
The calamondin is a sour, lime-like miniature orange grown as food in Southeast Asia and used as an ornamental shrub in the United States. These two examples are both 3/8 inch in diameter and will grow to 1 3/4 inches when ripe. The photo was taken in the Chicago Botanic Garden's semitropical greenhouse for a class in macrophotography there.