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

 
Genus: Carissa
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Carisseae
Nomen number: 9163
Place of publication: Prodr. 8:336. 1844
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 23 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya [Nairobi City]
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo [Kivu]
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  5. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Carissa+macrocarpa&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi. 1992. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. X. Phytologia 72:81.
  13. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  14. 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.
  15. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  16. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972-1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  17. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  18. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  19. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: cultivated

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9163. Accessed 21 September 2019.