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Useful Tropical Plants

Carissa tetramera

(Sacleux) Stapf

Apocynaceae

+ Synonyms

Arduina tetramera Sacleux

Common Name:

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General Information

Carissa tetramera is a shrub or small tree growing up to 4 metres tall. The plant is armed with strong spines that are usually forked.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, northern S. Africa.

Habitat

Open woodland[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-03-28. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Carissa%20tetramera>

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