Capparis bariensis Pierre ex Gagnep.
Capparis billardieri DC.
Capparis callosa Blume
Capparis conspicua Wall.
Capparis donnaiensis Pierre ex Gagnep.
Capparis finlaysoniana Wall. ex Hook.f. & Thomson
Capparis forsteniana Miq.
Capparis hainanensis Oliv.
Capparis henryi Matsum.
Capparis korthalsiana Miq.
Capparis liangii Merr. & Chun
Capparis myrioneura Hallier f.
Capparis odorata Blanco
Capparis petelotii Merr.
Capparis roydsiifolia Kurz
Capparis venosa Merr.
Capparis micracantha is an evergreen, semi-erect shrub or a small tree with drooping branches and short, sharp thorns; it can grow from 1 - 6 metres tall, exceptionally to 10 metres. Sometimes the plant adopts a more or less climbing habit, growing 2 - 4 metres or more into other vegetation[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, mainly as a source of medicines but possibly sometimes for food.
E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Nicobar and Andaman Islands, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
Forests amongst shrubs at elevations from 1,200 - 2,000 metres, occasionally descending to 400 metres[
]. Brushwood, hedges and open forest, also along the seashore and in sandy locations, mostly below 500 metres[
Fruit - raw[
]. The pulp of the round, red to purple fruit has a sweet aromatic flavour, but is unsafe to eat when unripe[
]. The orangish-red, spheroid to ellipsoid fruit is 3 - 7cm in diameter and 3 - 4cm long, containing numerous small seeds in a whitish, slimy, sweet pulp[
The roots are diuretic, stomachic and tonic[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of stomach-ache, TB, and as a uterine tonic after childbirth[
]. Grated with water, the root is used to treat quotidian fever[
]. Combined with other plants, it is used in the treatment of bronchitis[
The wood is used in the treatment of biliousness, stomach-ache and giddiness[
The bark is used as diuretic and in the treatment of bronchitis and nasal ulcerations[
The stem is used in the treatment of breast cancer[
The stem is crushed with water and applied topically to relieve pain and swellings[
The plant (part no specified) is used in the treatment of asthma[
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