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Carissa macrocarpa  (Ecklon) A. DC.
Amatungulu
Carissa macrocarpa is a tree or shrub that is not native to California.
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Genus: Carissa
Family: Apocynaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCarissa grandiflora
Information about  Carissa macrocarpa from other sources
USDA PLANTS Profile (CAMA37)

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[Wikipedia] Origin, Taxonomy: Carissa macrocarpa is a shrub native to tropical and southern Africa. It is commonly known as the Natal plum and, in South Africa, the large num-num. In Zulu, as well as in the Bantu tribes of Uganda, it is called Amathungulu or umThungulu oBomvu. In Afrikaans the fruit is called noem-noem. Danish naturalist Christian Friedrich Ecklon described the Natal plum. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/18/2024).