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Dovyalis hebecarpa (Ceylon gooseberry)

Synonyms: Aberia gardneri; Aberia hebecarpa; Roumea hebecarpa

Wikipedia Abstract

Dovyalis hebecarpa, commonly known as Ceylon gooseberry, Kitembilla or Ketembilla, is a plant in the genus Dovyalis, native to Sri Lanka and southern India. It is a shrub or small tree growing to 6 m tall, with sharp, 3–6 cm long stem spines in the leaf axils. The leaves are alternately arranged, simple broad lanceolate, 5–10 cm long and 1–3 cm broad, with an entire or finely toothed margin.The flowers are inconspicuous, solitary or clustered, with no petals.
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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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