|Scientific Name||Carissa inermis|
Flowering class: Dicot
Climbing shrubs, thorns 1-3 cm long. Leaves 5-8 x 3-4 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base rounded, glabrous, lateral nerves 6 or 7 pairs; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers in sessile or peduncled terminal cymes; pedicel 3 mm long, stout; sepals 4 mm long, lanceolate, reddish, pubescent; corolla white, tube 2 cm long, cylindric, curved, bulged towards the apex, lobes 9 mm long, oblong, acute; anthers lanceolate, inserted near the mouth of the corolla tube; carpels united, ovules 1-4 in each. Berry 2 cm across, globose; seeds compressed.
Flowering and fruiting: January-June
Notes: Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
Maharashtra: Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sindhudurg
Karnataka: Belgaum, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Hassan, Mysore, N. Kanara, Shimoga
Kerala: Idukki, Kannur, Kollam, Malapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur
Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Nilgiri
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