Dovyalis hebecarpa

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Dovyalis hebecarpa (Gardner) Warb.

Flacourtiaceae

Life form: tree

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Violales

Dovyalis hebecarpa, commonly known as Ceylon Gooseberry, is a tree.

Naming

Dovyalis hebecarpa was already described and the name validly published by George Gardner. It was Otto Warburg, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1893.

Taxonomy

Dovyalis hebecarpa is a species in the genus Dovyalis which contains approximately 9 to 36 species and belongs to the family of the Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 3 to 6 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Dovyalis hebecarpa is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are obovate, undulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

The trees produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Dovyalis hebecarpa is native to India and Sri Lanka.

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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