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  Capparis diversifolia
 
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  Family: CAPPARACEAE
  Citation:  Capparis diversifolia Wight & Arn., Prodr. 27. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 175. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 45(33). 1915; Sundararagh. in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 267. 1993; R. Sundara. & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 228. 2005.
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  Description: Erect shrub, ca 2 m high; twigs flexuous, stellate-hairy, early glabrescent; thorns few, straight or slightly curved, 2-2.5 mm long. Leaves dimorphic, linear-oblong or oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-ovate, acute to rounded at base, acute-mucronate at apex, 2.5-9 x 0.3-3.5 cm; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs; petioles 2-6 mm long. Flowers showy, reddish purple to violet, 3.5-4.5 cm across, conferted in 3-8 flowered subumbels; pedicels 6-8 mm long, puberulous but early glabrescent. Sepals subequal, ovate, 7-8 x 3.5-4 cm, minutely puberulous outside, densely tomentose inside. Petals ovate or obovate, subequal, 1.8-2 x 0.6-0.9 cm, glabrous but tomentellous at base. Stamens 40-60, exceeding pistil. Gynophore bent, 5-9 mm long, to 11 mm in fruit, hardly incrassate. Ovary fusiform, ca 6 cm long (including beak), smooth, glabrous, often abortive; placentae 4. Fruits ovoid or ellipsoid, apiculate, 3-3.5 x ca 2 cm, smooth; seeds 8-10, 6.5-7 x ca 6 mm; stalks thin.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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