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

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