(Citrus latifolia). La Persian lime, also known as Tahiti lime, creole lemon, Persian lemon, or seedless lemon, is a fruit sold in many markets simply by the name of lime. The fruit is about 6 cm in diameter, often with slightly pointed ends, usually sold when green, although it becomes yellow when it reaches full ripeness. It is larger, with a thicker skin and less aromatic than the acid lime (Citrus × aurantifolia), which is the most cultivated lime in the world. The advantages of this lime compared to the acid lime is that it is larger, has no seeds, greater resistance to diseases, absence of thorns in the trees, and longer duration of the fruit once collected. It is less acidic than the acid lime and does not have the bitterness of acid limes that masks its other flavors.