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Carissa macrocarpa (Eckl.) A.DC.
Natal-plum

Carissa macrocarpa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern Africa; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Carissa macrocarpa has been found in the following 20 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Rocky Point Hammock Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Silver Palm Groves Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Twin Rivers Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Carissa macrocarpa has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Carissa macrocarpa has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Carissa macrocarpa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton