Carissa macrocarpa (Eckl.) A.DC., Prodr. 8: 336 1844. (syn: Arduina grandiflora E.Mey. [Illegitimate]; Arduina macrocarpa Eckl.; Carissa africana A.DC.; Carissa carandas Lour. (Misapplied); Carissa grandiflora (E.Mey.) A.DC.; Carissa praetermissa Kupicha; Jasminonerium africanum (A.DC.) Kuntze; Jasminonerium grandiflorum (E.Mey.) Kuntze [Illegitimate]; Jasminonerium macrocarpum (Eckl.) Kuntze);
Shooting trip Morni- Carissa macrocarpa: 3 + 9 images.
– this shrub has peculiar thorn pattern, did you get to photograph it?
related to karamda, and just like the karamda (in gujarati, koromcha in Bengali) the fruits do get red, did you see any red fruits? though these fruits are somewhat larger than culinary karamada…. has multiple somewhat flat seeds inside. Did you get to photograph the thorns, red fruit and or seeds inside…
– Here are mines
– Thanks … for keen observation and uploading this plant. I had quietly filed it as C. carandas.
1 Corolla lobes overlapping to left, as long as or longer than tube …. 1 Carissa macrocarpa
– since I am not a botanist nor a taxonomist… I rely on observing “every” possible feature that seems relevant… and am a serious subscriber to the edict of Liberty Hyde Bailey, co-founder of the American Society for Horticultural Science [ASHS], that “an awareness and appreciation of plants began with salient visual encounters with plants and direct observation of their interesting attributes.”
in the link efi thread…
– That is the beauty of the group. We botanists learn more from the experiences of members like you who have seen and observed these plants closely and have their own indicators of identifying them. We botanists try to find some reliable feature to complement this information. This plant was a perfect example of this synergy. When you mentioned about this plant growing in Southern California, I was immediately reminded of my Carissa plant from L A. After seeing the key in eFlora of China, perhaps there was no doubt in my mind. The overlapping of corolla lobes and importantly size relation of lobes and tube are something which can never be missed.
Requesting ID of this plant with white flowers in a cultivated garden – Los Angeles, USA : 01062013 : ARK-05 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant with white flowers captured in a cultivated garden in Los Angeles, USA in May 2013.
Fruits & Vegetables Week: Carissa carandas, the Karonda (mixed thread):
– We use the unripe fruit to make pickles and the ripe one is very sweet called “Kali maina“. During our childhood days, we used to eat lots of this fruits mixed with salt as it was easily available outside our school gate. Along with we also used to get lots of Carambolas and salted tamarind. Now all these are rarity as children prefers packaged eatables from stores.
The ripe fruit in Marathi we call “Kali maina“. It is very tasty. I will send a photo, if I see any in the market or near schools.
After the upload of Carissa macrocarpa today by .. and .., I have come to realise that out of the above five photographs uploaded by me, the first two from Delhi belong to Carissa carandas, where as thelast four from L A belong to C. macrocarpa.
Request for ID: 1 high res. image.
Location: Pune outskirts, Aug 2021, growing along compound fence
Please check for Coccoloba uvifera
Any more images …,
I was misled by the shape of the leaves. I should have verified the plant photographs with the published data/ photographs in eflora. Without checking I sent the suggestion. This is a lesson for me to check in detail before suggesting any ID.
Yes, I too agreed with … Need more details for confirmation.
Appears close to images at Carissa macrocarpa (Eckl.) A.DC.
Carissa macrocarpa photographed from Panchkula cactus Garden, Haryana 9-4-2011
The three common species are differentiated as follows:
1. C. macrocarpa: leaf veins obscure, corolla lobes 1-2.5 cm long, longer than tube, fruit 2-5 cm., ovoid.
2. C. carandas: Lateral leaf veins 7-9 pairs, corolla lobes 1 cm long, shorter than tube, fruit 1,5-2.5 cm, ellipsoid.
3. C. spinarum: Lateral veins 3-5 pairs, corolla lobes 5-7 mm long, shorter than tube, fruit globose, 5-12 mm