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T. trifolia foliage and fruit
Scientific classification


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Triphasia is a small genus of three species in the family Rutaceae, related to Citrus . The genus is native to southeastern Asia and New Guinea. [1] [2]

They are evergreen shrubs growing to 1–3 m tall, with trifoliate leaves. The flowers are fragrant, white, with three to five petals. The fruit is an edible red hesperidium similar to a small Citrus fruit. [2] [3]


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  1. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Triphasia Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 1 2 Huxley, A, ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening 3: 697. Macmillan ISBN   0-333-47494-5.
  3. Plants for a Future: Triphasia trifolia