- Flower nameNatal plum
- Scientific nameCarissa 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.