Citrus medica var sarcodactylis
Citron - Buddha's Hand
A small open citrus with distinctive fruit which is native to the foothills of the Himalayas. Around 320 B.C Greeks and Romans used the fruit as a source of fragrance and the leaves as a moth repellant. The fruit has also beed used for ceturies in the Orient and Mediterranean conutries to perfume clothes and rooms, as ornaments in religous ceremonies and is appreciated for it medicinal qualities.