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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

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Gentianales (111)

        Family: Apocynaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Carissa (2)

            Epithet: macrocarpa A.DC. (2)

Synonyms: Arduina grandiflora E.Mey., Arduina macrocarpa Eckl., Carissa africana A.DC., Carissa carandas Lour., Carissa grandiflora (E.Mey.) A.DC., Carissa praetermissa Kupicha, Jasminonerium africanum (A.DC.) Kuntze, Jasminonerium grandiflorum (E.Mey.) Kuntze, Jasminonerium macrocarpum (Eckl.) Kuntze

africana => of African origin

africanum => of African origin

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

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

grandiflorum => with flowers larger than the normal

macrocarpa => bearing large fruit

Characteristics

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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