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  Carissa hirsuta
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Carissa hirsuta Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 128. 1821; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 805 (566). 1923. Carissa spinarum L. var. hirsuta (Roth) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 631. 1881. Carissa villosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 690. 1832.
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  Description: Spinous shrubs, spines long and straight, up to 3.5 cm, sometimes forked; branchlets grey-tomentose. Leaves opposite, to 5 x 2.5 cm, elliptic oblong, obtuse or acute at apex, slightly cuneate at base; lateral nerves about 8 pairs, the lowest pair oblique and arched to meet the rest. Cymes shortly peduncled. Flowers white. Calyx-lobes ovate, villous. Corolla small, tube cylindrica Stamens 5, on the corolla-tube, included; anthers lanceolate. Ovary 2-celled; ovules 1-4 in each cell, rarely more; style filiform; stigma fusiform or columnar, minutely 2-fid. Berry globose, black-purple; seeds 4.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Scrub jungle and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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