EPPO Global Database

Carissa macrocarpa(CISMA)

Code created in: 2001-10-07

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CISMA
  • Preferred name: Carissa macrocarpa
  • Authority: (Ecklon) A. de Candolle


Kenya to Central Africa, to Mozambique and South Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental shrub and for its fruits. Introduced in China, USA (southern), Mexico, Central America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Carissa grandiflora (Meyer) A. de Candolle

Common names
Name Language
big num-num English (ZA)
carissa English
large num-num English (ZA)
Natal plum English
Natal-Pflaumenbaum German
prunier du Natal French
amatungula Spanish
cereza de Natal Spanish
cerejeira-de-natal Portuguese
grootnoem-noem Afrikaans
dà huā jiǎ hǔ cì Chinese
大花假虎刺 Chinese
karonda Hindi
करोंदा Hindi