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Common name

English: Natal plum

German: Natalpflaume

Mandarin: 大花假虎刺 (da hua jia hu ci)

Portuguese: Ameixa-de-natal


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Apocynaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Carissa (2)

            Epithet: macrocarpa A.DC. (2)

Synonyms: Carissa africana A.DC., Carissa carandas Lour., Carissa grandiflora (E.Mey.) A.DC.

africana => of African origin

carandas => from the Malayan vernacular name, 'karandang', for C. carandas

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

macrocarpa => bearing large fruit


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Carissa macrocarpa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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