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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 2, 2011, 1:37:07 PM1/2/11
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Apocynaceae (dogbane family) » Carissa congesta
Synonym: Carissa carandas


kar-ISS-uh -- Latinized form of Indian vernacular name for this genus
kon-JES-tuh -- congested, crowded


commonly known as: Bengal currant, Christ's thorn, corinda tree, karanda • Bengali: করমচা karamcha • Gujarati: કરમર્દ kararmarda • Hindi: बलालक balalak, डिण्डिमी dindimi, करौंदा karaunda, सुषेण sushena • Kannada: ಕರೆಕಾಯಿ karekayi • Konkani: करवंद karavanda • Malayalam: കരിമുളളി karimulali • Marathi: करांदा karanda, करवंद karavanda • Oriya: sushena • Punjabi ਕੌਂਦਾ karaunda • Sanskrit: करमर्द्द karamarda, सुषेण sushena • Tamil: களாக்காய் kalakkay, பெருங்களா perungala • Telugu: కలివె kalive, ఓక oka, పెద్ద వాకకాయ pedda-vakakaya


Native to: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka


Edible use (WILD):
unripe fruits (as VEGETABLE) ... normally pickled
ripe as well as unripe fruits (as  FRUIT)
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