Carissa grandiflora (E. H. Mey.) A. DC.
- Common Name: Natal Plum
- Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Description: A South African shrub used as a hedge or free standing shrub because of its interestingly formed branches and shiny deep-green leaves, offset by white and pink flowers. The plant bears a 2" egg-shaped red fruit that exudes a white astringent latex unless fully ripe. The fruit can be eaten out-of-hand but does make good cranberry-like preserves. It is a salt tolerant plant.
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- Accession # 198500459
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 1117 - AFR:Eastern Cape D
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 05-22-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid I
- Order: Gentianales
- Family: Apocynaceae
- SubFamily: Rauvolfioideae
- Tribe: Carisseae
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