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Carissa lanceolata R.Br.

Prodr.Fl.Nov.Holland. 468 (1810)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, open, spiny shrub, to 3 m high. Red to red-brown sand, sandy loam or sandy clay, grey clay, laterite, limestone, basalt. Rocky scree slopes and cliff faces, hills and rangelands, cracking clay plains, flood plains, creek margins.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 30 June 2008


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Tanami, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Berkeley, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, Keep, Mackay, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost, Pindanland, Purnululu, Roebourne, South Kimberley Interzone, Tanami Desert.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Karratha, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.