Carissa spinarum

Carissa spinarum L.

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Southeast Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, tropical east Africa, Senegal, Transvall, Namibia, Madagascar, Socotra, souther Arabia, Pakistan, India, Burma, Thailand, sri Lanka, Indian ocean.

Distribution in Egypt

Gebel Elba.

Habitat

Stony hillsides.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Antura edulis Forssk. (synonym)
  • Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl (synonym)
  • Antura hadiensis G. F. Gmel (synonym)
  • Carissa pubescens A. DC. (synonym)
  • Carissa tomentosa A. Rich. (synonym)
  • Carissa pilosa Schinz (synonym)
  • Jasminonerium edule (Forssk.) Kuntze (synonym)
  • Jasminonerium pubescens (A. DC.) Kuntze (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..