Saturday, November 28, 2009


Caraonda Carissa carandas is a native thorny bush found all over India. The leaves are an attractive bronze colour when young. Its fruit is much loved by birds and humans. The pretty pink berries turn deep red and purple. The sour fruit is made into jelly, preserves and pickles which are great favourites .
The flowers of the Caraonda resemble jasmine, and are sweet scented. The plant flowers twice a year. Although Caraonda is a jungle plant, people plant it ar the edge of their property for the fruit . It makes an effective hedge as its thorns can stop humans and cattle. Its root is supposed to keep away snakes.


  1. In Goa, rural women use bunches of the attractive caronda fruit to adorn their hair-do, too!

  2. The fruits are pretty lotusleaf! How I wish my carissa would give me fruits and flowers like yours. What a wonderful plant!

    Btw, I forgot that you are from India and missed mentioning you in my latest post. Sorry. I really like to drop by to read you post very much.

    Have a blessed day!

  3. Shailaja, interesting hair ornament for the rural women!
    Stephanie, It takes a little time, and then it will flower.

  4. Very interesting and I like the looks of the fruit.

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  11. last month I saw a strange tree with dead fruit and bird nest on it, the dead fruits are dried and soil color, I think its the same plant.

    I am going to get some cutting of this plant where i saw it(near a reservoir)to grow at home. Thanks .