Carissa hirsuta Roth

  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Carissa hirsuta
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Carissa spinarum L.
  • Vernacular name : Kalli (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : Thorny shrubs with long, straight spines and the branchlets grey, tomentose. Leaves are elliptic oblong, gray-tomentose, apex obtuse or acute, base slightly cuneate. Flowers are white, in terminal, shortly peduncled cymes; calyx-lobes ovate, villous. Berry globose, black-purple when ripe.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : March-October
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in dry hills of Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Gingee Hills (Villupuram district) (Tamil Nadu State); Anantapur district, Guntur district, Chittoor district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. hirsuta. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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