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Carissa spinarum L.
Currant Bush
This plant is common in North Queensland. This species is known as Carissa ovata in Queensland but the paper cited below includes this species as Carissa spinarum, which is recognised by APNI.


  Carissa spinarum Carissa spinarum
  Description:Flower Description:Flowers
  Location:Arcadia Jetty, Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland Location:Arcadia Jetty, Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 19˚09.1026S 146˚52.1004E  GPS coordinates: 19˚09.1026S 146˚52.1004E
  Date:24 December 2016 Date:24 December 2016
  Field No.:5788 Field No.:5788
     
  Carissa spinarum Carissa spinarum
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant in  habitat
  Location:Arcadia Jetty, Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland Location:Arcadia Jetty, Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates: 19˚09.1026S 146˚52.1004E  GPS coordinates: 19˚09.1026S 146˚52.1004E
  Date:24 December 2016 Date:24 December 2016
  Field No.:5788 Field No.:5788
     
  Carissa spinarum Carissa spinarum
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Plant showing fruit
Location:Langton Road, Pentland, North Queensland Location:Langton Road, Pentland, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 20˚38.2326S 145˚37.9614E   GPS coordinates: 20˚38.2326S 145˚37.9614E 
  Date:23 April 2017 Date:23 April 2017
  Field No.:6066 Field No.:6066
     
  Carissa spinarum Carissa spinarum
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flowers
  Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates: 18˚06.5232S 144˚49.5330E   GPS coordinates: 18˚06.5232S 144˚49.5330E 
  Date:22 January 2017 Date:22 January 2017
  Field No.:5953 Field No.:5953
     
  Carissa spinarum Carissa spinarum
 
  Description:Spines Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates: 18˚06.5232S 144˚49.5330E   GPS coordinates: 18˚06.5232S 144˚49.5330E 
  Date:22 January 2017 Date:22 January 2017
  Field No.:5953 Field No.:5953
     
     
     


References (accessed 16 January 2017):


Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Dilst, F.J.H. van (2001), Series of revisions of Apocynaceae XLIX. Carissa L. Wageningen University Papers 2001-01


Forster, P.I. in Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1996), Apocynaceae. Flora of Australia 28:109

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