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|Scientific Name||Carissa spinarum L.|
|Hindi||Jungli Karonda जंगली करौंदा, Karaunda|
|Others||Sirukavala, Hin : Karaunda, Wild Karanda, Irula : Kalakkodi|
|Tamil||சிருகிலா Chirukila, Sirukilaa|
In terminal or axillary cymes; white. Flowering from February-April.
A globose berry; green tinged red, dark blue when ripe; seeds 4, ellipsoid. Fruiting throughout the year.
Branchlets with forked spines. Latex white.
Common in the plains from the coast, in scrub jungles. Found upto 900m, on degraded slopes. India, Sri Lanka, Burma.
Found in deciduous forests and scrub jungles from plains to 900m. Common. India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
Unripe fruits are pickled and the ripe fruits are eaten raw or made into jams and jellies. Regular intake of the tender fruits helps to cure mouth ulcers.