Carissa congesta Wight

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Carissa congesta
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Carissa spinarum L.
  • Vernacular name : Karamarada (San.)
  • Collection Nos : Stevens 588, CS 1140
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Armed shrub with straight or slightly curved spines. Leaves are simple, thin, and broadly ovate or sub orbicular, up to 2.5 inch long,1.5 inch broad. Inflorescence is a cyme, flowers are white and ciliate. Fruit is a 4 seeded berry.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Fruits are pickled, ripe fruits are eaten.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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