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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Carissa

Egyptian carissa
natal plum

Hierarchical position of the Genus Carissa

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Lamiidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 178. 25 Mar 1993.
   SuperOrdo  Gentiananae Thorne ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
   Ordo  Apocynales Bromhead
pub. 1838
   Familia  Apocynaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 143. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Dogbanes
   Subfamilia  Carissoideae Endl.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 578. Feb 1838.
   Tribus  Carisseae Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 26. 1829.
   Subtribus  Carissinae A. DC.
pub. Prodr. 8: 324. mid Mar 1844.
   Genus  Carissa L.
pub. (1767)
common name: carissa

Named members of the Genus Carissa

   Species  carandas L.
common name: karanda
   Species  edulis Vahl
common name: Egyptian carissa
   Species  grandiflora (E. Mey.) A. DC.
syn. Carissa macrocarpa
common name: natal plum, amatungulu
   Species  macrocarpa (Ecklon) A. DC.
common name: amatungulu

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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