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Carissa bispinosa

Tree Number: 640.1

It is evergreen and twiggy, the branches exhibiting a repeated forked pattern. The plants contain a milky sap and the branches are often hairy. Spines are once- or twice-forked, rarely single, and are sometimes even absent. Found in wooded areas from the southwestern parts of the Western Cape along the coastal areas.

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Plant Height:
3 - 10 m
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January, February, March