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  Capparis floribunda
 
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  Family: CAPPARACEAE
  Citation:  Capparis floribunda Wight, Illustr. 1: 33, t. 14. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 177. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 46(33). 1915; Sundararagh. in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 271. 1993; R. Sundara. & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 229. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 90. 2009. Capparis andamanica King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 5: 119, t. 137. 1896.
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  Description: Scandent, woody shrub, 2-4 m high, twigs straight, glabrous, and rarely puberulous with simple fulvous hairs; thorns small, recurved, often absent. Leaves oblong or elliptic, tapering at base, entire, recurved, rarely crenate at margin, rounded to obtuse at apex, 4-8(-13) x 3.5-5 cm, shining; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, faint with obscure reticulations; petioles 8-12(-15) mm long. Inflorescences terminal panicled subumbels, 12-18 cm long; peduncles 10-15 mm long, 8-25 flowered; flowers 6-10 mm across, white, fragrant; buds globose, ca 2.5 mm; bracts linear, 3-4 mm long, caducous; pedicels 6-10 mm long, slender, glabrous, not incrassate in fruit. Sepals subequal, deflexed, persistent; outer pair ovate, concave, 3-3.5 x 1.5-2 mm, valvate; the inner orbicular, ca 4 mm, imbricate. Gynophore 4-6(-10) mm long, glabrous, not incrassate in fruit. Ovary ovoid, apiculate, ca 1.5 x 1 mm, glabrous. Fruits globose, short-beaked at apex, 1.8-2 cm; pericarp smooth, orange-red, leathery outside, fleshy inside; seeds 1-3, ca 12 x 10 mm; stalks thin, 1.2-2 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kannur, Ernakulam
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  Habitat: Sacred groves and scrub jungles in the plains
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, extending to South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Elanginelvallikavu
   
 
   
 
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