Carissa

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Carissa

Description

Shrubs, small trees or lianas. Leaves opposite, those of a pair equal, usually with few secondary veins; Inflorescence a terminal and/or axillary cyme, usually few-flowered; Sepals without colleters inside. Stamens completely included in the corolla tube; Fruit a fleshy berry; Seeds flattened, ellipsoid.

Distribution

Africa present, Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia, Continental South and Southeast Asia present, New Caledonia present
7 species in Africa, Continental South and Southeast Asia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Australia; in Malesia: 1 species.

Citation

H. Huber 1983 – In: Abeyw. (ed.), Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 4. p 34
Tsiang & P.T. Li 1977 – In: Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. p 9
Pichon 1948 – In: Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. p 130
R.Br. 1810: Prodr. p 468
P.T. Li et al. 1995 – In: Fl. China. p 146
D.J. Middleton 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand. p 10
Lý 1986 – In: Feddes Repert. p 408
A.DC. 1844 – In: Prodr. p 331
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java. p 222
Pit. 1933 – In: Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. p 1112
Leeuwenb. & Van Dilst 2001 – In: Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. p 3
Benth. & Hook.f. 1876 – In: Gen. Pl. p 695
P.I. Forst. 1996 – In: Fl. Australia. p 107
H. Huber 1973 – In: Abeyw. (ed.), Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 1. p 9