Carissa spinarum

Carissa spinarum L. – Conkerberry/ Bush Plum/ Koromcha

Family – Apocynaceae

Larval host plant of Euploea core core (Common Crow)


Fruits. Belgachi, Chuadanga. 01-06-2017


Fruits. Belgachi, Chuadanga. 01-06-2017

Description of Plant:
The Conkerberry or Bush Plum is a sprawling semi-vine shrub native to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India. It may bloom, fruiting on and off throughout the year. The main ripening season is August and September. Fruits can be eaten fresh or used for jellies or jam.

References
Orwa C, A Mutua, R Kindt, R Jamnadass, S Anthony (2009). Agroforestree Database:a tree reference and selection guide version 4.0 (http://www.worldagroforestry.org/sites/treedbs/treedatabases.asp)

Flowers of India (2017) http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Karanda.html
Published Date: 26-07-2017