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Carissa tetramera 1DS-II 6131

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Rauvolfioideae
Tribus: Carisseae
Genus: Carissa
Species: Carissa tetramera

Carissa tetramera (Sacleux) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 4(1.1): 91. 1902.


Arduina tetramera Sacleux, Morot, Journ. de Bot. 7. 312. 1893.


African Plants Database (2009). Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. 2009 Aug 22 [1].

Carissa tetramera, the sand num-num,[2] is a plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. The specific epithet tetramera means "four parts", referring to the flower.[2]

Carissa tetramera grows as a shrub up to 3 metres (10 ft) tall. Its strong-scented flowers feature a white corolla, often tinged pink. The fruit is red to purple-black when ripe.[2]
Distribution and habitat

Carissa tetramera is native to Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Provinces).[1] Its habitat is dry open woodland.[2]

"Carissa tetramera". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
"Carissa tetramera". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

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