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Dovyalis hebecarpa (Ceylon gooseberry)

Synonyms: Aberia gardneri; Aberia hebecarpa; Roumea hebecarpa

Wikipedia Abstract

Dovyalis hebecarpa, with common names Ceylon gooseberry, ketembilla, and kitambilla, is a plant in the genus Dovyalis, native to Sri Lanka and southern India. The fruit are often eaten fresh, or made into jam. Some cultivars have been selected for being thornless (making harvesting easier) and for larger fruit. The tropical apricot, or ketcot, is a hybrid between D. hebecarpa and D. abyssinica that was developed in Florida in 1953 and is also cultivated for its fruit.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States


Anastrepha antunesi[3]
Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly)[3]
Anastrepha obliqua (west indian fruit fly)[3]
Anastrepha serpentina (sapote fruit fly)[3]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[3]
Cerococcus deklei (grenade scale)[4]
Cerurina marshalli[5]
Phalanta phalantha (Common leopard butterfly)[5]
Philephedra tuberculosa[4]


Caribbean; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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