Natal plum

Carissa macrocarpa

  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Natal plum
  • Flower name
    Natal plum
  • Scientific name
    Carissa macrocarpa
  • Aliasマクロカルパ, Natal plum
  • Place of originSouth Africa
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

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.


  • Eye
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Carissa
  • Species
    C. macrocarpa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeSalty wind damage of, Hardy Evergreen medium wood
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height600.0 ~ 900.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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