Comparative images of all genera except for Capparis are given below:





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Cadaba trifoliata Wight & Arn. –

In Maharashtra (BSI Flora) mentions only 2 sp. of Cadaba. C. fruticosa and C. linearifolia. They have 4 and 5 stamens respectively.
Your plant shows 8 distinct stamens. Another diff. is your plant is said to be large shrub of 2-3 m. C.fruticosa is a small shrub whereas C. linearifolia is again a 3-5 m small tree.

 

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Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham –  As per efi thread : Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham.- Leaves subcoriaceous like C. adansonii subsp. odora and C. magna (membranous in C. religiosa), Lateral leaflets slightly asymmetric, Lateral nerves 5-8 pairs (more than 11 in C. magna and 4-6 pairs in C. adansonii subsp. odora)

 

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Our next episode from September 1 to 14, 2013 will cover Families Capparaceae and Cleomaceae mostly treated together under one family. Dr. Balkar Singh has kindly volunteered to coordinate this episode.
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Genera in Capparaceae so far in efi (clicking on a genus shows the species posted so far under it):

Here is some information about the Family from my blog shared earlier on the group.
CAPPARIDACEAE OR CAPER FAMILY
In India 7 genera and 53 species occurring in western and south India and few in tropical Himalayas.
Vegetative characters:
The family includes herbs shrubs and climbers. They contain watery sap.
The leaves are alternate and simple (Capparis) or more commonly palmately compound (3-9 foliolate). The stipules are usually present which may be foliaceous (Cleome) or spinose (Capparis).
Inflorescence and flowers : The flowers are solitary and in fascicles of 3 or4 but more commonly the are racemose.
The flowers are bracteate, complete, usually bisexual actinomorphic or some what zygomorphic by unequal development of members as in Capparis, tetramerous and hypogynous.
The calyx is usually of four sepals which are free or basally connate with valvate or imbricate aestivation. The four sepals are arranged in two series. The posterior sepal forms a hood like structure in Capparis.
The corolla is of four free petals but occasionally the are two (Cadaba) or altogether absent (Roydsia).The petals are diagonal, often clawed and valvate or imbricate. They are inserted on the edge of a disc in Maerua.
The androecium is of four to numerous free stamens. An androphore is present in some species of Cleome.
The gynoecium is usually bicarpellary and syncarpous; the ovary is sessile or elevated on a short or long gynophore, unilocular with two or four parietal placentae. The style is usually short with a bilobed or a capitate stigma.
The fruit is a capsule dehiscing by two valves (Cleome) or a berry (Capparis) or drupaceous. The seeds are angled or reniform, nonendospermic and with an incurved embryo.
Pollination and dispersal : The pollination is by insects which visit flowers for nectar secreted by the disc. The fruits are dispersed by water current (Crataeva) or by cattle by adhesion due to viscid exudation.


Key to genera in Family Capparaceae as given by Sunder Raghavan (1993) in Flora of India Vol-II pp.248-49 published by BSI.

A. Herbs/ woody undershrubs without fleshy fruits

B. Herbs, fruit elongated, mustard like…………………………………………………..Cleome

B’. Undershrubs, woody; fruit winged 1or 2 seeded nutlet, indehiscent ………Dipterygium

A’. Shrub or trees, fruits fleshy

C. Sepals 6…………………………………………………………………………………… ….Stixis

C’. Sepal 4 or 3

E. Sepals forming tube, fused……………………………………………………………….Maerua

E’.Sepals free or slightly connate at lowermost end

F. Stamens 4 – 6……………………………………………………………………………….. Cadaba

F’.Stamens always more than 8

G. Trees with compound leaf, leaflets three…………………………………………….Crateva

G. Shrub with simple leaves …………………………………………………………………Capparis 

Capparaceae is represented by 7 genera and 55 species in India.

No of species in genera are Cadaba-2,Capparis-29, Cleome-15, Crateva-4, Dipterygium-1, Maerua-2, Stixis-2


 
The Family Capparaceae has been included in Brassicaceae s.l. (APG, 1998). Subsequent molecular studies (Hall et al., 2002, 2008) strongly support that Capparaceae s.s. must be considered a separate family.
More information about this family can be had from the following web resources
A few plants description and Images
Images of Some plants of the family
Good reference on Capparaceae
Good reference on Cleomaceae
Paper entitled “STUDIES IN THE CLEOMACEAE I. ON THE SEPARATE RECOGNITION OF CAPPARACEAE, CLEOMACEAE, AND BRASSICACEAE.
– Images of Some Plants
Nice text with color pics in last
– Good collection of Images
Full Paper entitled ‘PHYLOGENY OF CAPPARACEAE AND BRASSICACEAE BASED ON CHLOROPLAST SEQUENCE DATA”
http://www.kew.org/science/tropamerica/neotropikey/families/Capparaceae.htm
– Nice information on Capparaceae
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/family.pl?267 –GRIN Taxonomy Page of Cleomaceae
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/family.pl?210 – GRIN Taxonomy Page of Capparaceae
http://www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Cleomaceae/ – The Plant list page of Cleomaceae
http://www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Capparaceae/ The plant list page of Capparaceae
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/view_cat.php?tag=Capparaceae – Images of Some Plants
http://webs.um.es/drivera/miwiki/lib/exe/fetch.php?id=investigacion&cache=cache&media=mobt-93-1-122.pdf
– Paper entitled “A SYSTEMATIC REVISION OF CAPPARIS SECTION CAPPARIS”
http://psf.lifescifeed.com/fulltext/PSF-2012-002-006.pdf – Paper on Taxonomy of Cleome 

 

Species, genera & family pages of‎‎‎ Capparaceae are now with images. I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future.


 
 
 

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