Taxon: Carissa macrocarpa (Eckl.) A. DC.

 
Genus: Carissa
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
      Tribe: Carisseae
Nomen number: 9163
Place of publication: Prodr. 8:336. 1844
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Oct-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 23 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14; Dict Gard)
  • Human food: fruit (fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya - Nairobi Area
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Western Cape
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire - Kivu

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi 1992. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. X (Phytologia) 72:81.
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Leeuwenberg, A. J. M. & F. J. H. van Dilst 2001. Series of revisions of Apocynaceae XLIX. Carissa L. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 2001-1:27-31.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. 1972-1973 (Trees SAfr)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Ross, J. The flora of Natal. 1972 (F Natal)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Carissa macrocarpa (Eckl.) A. DC. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Carissa macrocarpa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.