Natal plum

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    Natal plum @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)
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    Natal plum @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)
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    Natal plum @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)
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    Natal plum @ Toropical Dream Center(Okinawa)

Basic information

Flower Name
Natal plum
Formal Name
Carissa macrocarpa
Alias
Natal plum
Habitat
South Africa
Morph
Salty wind damage of, Hardy Evergreen medium wood

Comment

What is Natal plum

Natal plum, scientific name:carssa macrocarpa, is a hardy evergreen low trees of the Carissa , of the Apocynaceae department native to South Africa,. Nature extends across the branches. Big white stretched cymes from the stem to the aromatic blooms. Is tube-shaped flowers are 5 petaled flower of star-shaped tip. Consisting of flowers after the fruit is spherical, 3-4 cm, red plum similar, and because there is a moderate sour and sweet, saline and jam and eaten. Cortex and thick glossy leaves are 3 to 6 cm, ovoid, with the opposite in a dark green, heart-shaped. Stem have thorns, so in the tropics is students used as a fence.

Common name: Natal plum, scientific name:Carissa macrocarpa, synonym:Carissa grandiflora, also known as: Macrocarpa, Natal plum , origin, Habitat: world in tropical and subtropical areas, height: 6-9 m, leaf shape: oval and heart shaped, leaf length: 3-6 cm, leaf color: dark green, leaf arrangement: alternate, flower diameter: 5 cm, flower, white, fruit color: dark pink The fruit shape: spherical, the fruit diameter: 3-4 cm.

Detailed information

Order
Gentianales
Family
Apocynaceae
Genus
Carissa
Species
C. macrocarpa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
Color
White
Season
JulAug
Height
600 ~ 900 [cm]
Diameter
4 ~ 6

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