Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Carissa
Family: Apocynaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
bispinosa
NOTES

A thorny, twiggy shrub with once or twice forked thorns. The sap is milky and the leathery leaves are glossy and elliptic. The ripe fruits are edible.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Desf. ex Brenan
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The fragrant flowers are borne in terminal, subumbellate cymes. The petals overlap to the left. The ovoid fruits are bright red when mature
Colour: White
Common Name
Num num
Noemnoem
Habitat
NOTES: A common understorey plant
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Medicinal uses
Known to contain poisonous principles
Food
The ripe fruits are edible and I have eaten them. They contain a milky juice
Months
September
October
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Carissa haematocarpa
Carissa wylei



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