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Useful Tropical Plants

Capparis cleghornii

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Capparaceae

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General Information

Capparis cleghornii is a thorny, evergreen climbing shrub growing into the surrounding vegetation to a height of around 6 - 8 metres. The woody stem is around 10cm in diameter at the base, branching profusely[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southern India (Karnataka - Kodagu District)

Habitat

Rocky slopes on the outskirts of evergreen forests mostly in cleared forest areas[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height7.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Capparis cleghornii is native to the Mysore District of southern India where it experiences a tropical monsoon climate. It is found at elevations from 700 - 1,400 metres where the mean annual rainfall is within the range 3,500 - 8,000mm[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The flowers open in the evening, fading the following morning[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

Fruit[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. A pulpy, deep scarlet coloured flesh[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The violet-purplish, ovoid or subglobose fruit is around 30 - 40mm long and 20 - 30mm wide[
1269
Title
Critical Notes on three species of Capparis Linn, from peninsular India
Publication
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Vol 62 No. 1 pp 412-424. 1965
Author
R. Sundara Raghavan & Rolla Seshagiri Rao
Publisher
 
Year
1965
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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