Small Leaved Lime
The Small-leaved Lime
- Species: Tilia
- Family: Tilaceae
- Origin: Europe
- Common Name: Lime.
- Mature Height: - m.
is confined to
England and Wales. It belongs to the Tiliaceae. Tilia cordata is one
of the parents of the Common Lime - Tilia x europaea. This is a tree
of cliffs and slopes and has been widely planted in parks and gardens
and in great avenues where it is an elegant tree without the epicormic
shoots of its hybrid. The pale, fine-grained wood does not shrink in
drying so is used in carving and producing small ornaments. The flowers
are, of course, an excellent honey source. Tilia cordata is the tree
symbol of the Czech and the Slovenia republics. It was the lime tree or
linden that gave rise to the name Linnaeus, and to Carl Linnaeus, the
father of the binomial system in nature.