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  Carissa spinarum var. spinarum
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Carissa spinarum L., Mant. Pl. 2: 559. 1771, var. spinarum; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 631. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 805(565). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 251. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 289. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 188. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 307. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 517. 2009. Carissa diffusa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 524. 1824. Carissa congesta Wight, Ic. t. 1289. 1848; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 805(565). 1923; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 436. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherumully, Mully
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild Karanda
  Description: Shrubs, spines to 3 cm, often forked. Leaves 3-5 x 3 cm, ovate-orbicular, apex acute, mucronate; petiole ca 4 mm. Cymes terminal, to 7-flowered; calyx lobes 3 mm, lanceolate, acuminate; corolla 1.5 cm; lobes 1 cm, oblong, acute; stamens 5, to 5 mm; ovary 1 mm, style 4 mm, stigma forked. Berry globose, 1.5-2 cm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deicudous forests and sacred groves as well as along seas coasts
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Keerapady, Tiruvalla, Cheriyanad
   
 
   
 
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