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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated and sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Carissa macrocarpa has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
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
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Carissa macrocarpa has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Carissa macrocarpa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton