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Swinglea glutinosa, Aegle decandra, Limonia glutinosa, Glutinous swinglea, Tabog

Swinglea glutinosa, Aegle decandra, Limonia glutinosa

Glutinous swinglea, Tabog
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Philippines
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Swinglea glutinosa is a small tropical tree from the Rutaceae family. Brought to South America from SE Asia, it is used as ornamental plant in Colombia and as a natural barrier in rural area and gardens. S. glutinosa possesses fruits, which are not edible, but have an extraordinary pleasant smell.

It is a subtropical plant, it grows up to an altitude of 5000 ft where the temperature rises to 100F in summer and drops to 20F in the winter, and prolonged droughts occur.

S. glutinosa is said to do best on rich, well-drained soil. The tree has no exacting cultural requirements, doing well with a minimum of fertilizer and irrigation.

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