Capparis moonii Wight, Ill. Ind. Bot. 1: 35 1840. ;
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KAP-ar-iss — Greek: kápparis, originating in the Near or Middle East … Dave’s Botanary
¿MOON-ee-eye? — named for Alexander Moon, author of Catalog of Ceylon Plants … Scientific Names of Plants Explained by S P Dixit
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Scandent shrubs, branchlets glabrous. Leaves 9-12 x 3-5 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at both ends, glabrous, shining above; petiole to 1.5 cm long, slender. Corymb terminal or in axils of upper leaves, few flowered. Flowers to 8 cm across, sepals to 1.8 cm across, orbicular, puberulus; petals to 5 x 3 cm, obovate, white, cottony hairy; filaments to 7.5 cm long, glabrous. Berry 6-8 cm across, globose, glabrous.

Flowering and fruiting: February-October
Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves in the plains
South West India and Sri Lanka
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Capparis moonii: Sharing with you all the Capparis moonii plant. There were at least 4 plants (Shrubs) in Phansad which were flowering last week.



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date/time:march11
location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:tree I think
height:full Height,about12 to15 ft.


–  … this could be an illusion of flower belonging to the tree. Looks like Capparis moonii, a woody shrub ready to ramble on adjacent large trees.


– Agree with … This is Capparis moonii. Sending a few photographs taken near my bungalow in Khandala.


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identification no 110411sn2: Kindly identify,taken at my farm at Mulshi,Pune.
habitat:wild
plant:may be a tree
height:about 12 to 15 ft


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identification no 141012sn1: Kindly Id this plant. My guess is Capparis moonii

date/time:march12
location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:shrub?

height:about 8-9 ft.


Picture is not very clear but it is likely to be C.moonii



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High Wavies 150713 TBN 1 for id : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 18.08.12
Location :High Wavies/ Meghamalai Sanctuary, Theni Dt, Tamil Nadu
Altitude :1000 ft foothills
Habitat :wild
Habit :small tree
Height :10 ft
Leaves :as seen
Flowers :not seen

Fruits :as shown


Looks like Capparis moonii but not sure since the size of fruits is not given.


Thanks for the possible id. Hope to measure in future or at least form an impression as regards size.



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Capparis moonii Wight

at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary on 20 MAR 11


What is the size of fruits for this plant?


 … have not seen the fruiting in my sightings.

The size is written to be about 10 cm dia; and two links to group’s database show the fruits (one of the posts is yours — seeking validation) …

I strongly believe your post shows the fruit of C. moonii.


Yes …, I saw this fruit in Valparai area (rain forest) of Western Ghats, but not the flowers.



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Capparis moonii

 

Capparis moonii from Amboli



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Capparis for identification 020712MK01 : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 2 authors.

Please help me in identifying this liana found inside a montane evergreen forest.

Place: Valparai
Date: 19 06 2012
Alt: c. 980 m ASL

The fruits measure c.10 cm across and the plant height is a liana with curved thorns. Leaf measures 10 x 5cm.


Is this shrub Capparis moonii Wight of Capparidiceae?


… have not seen the fruiting in my sightings.

The size is written to be about 10 cm dia; and two links to group’s database show the fruits (one of the posts is yours — seeking validation) …

I strongly believe your post shows the fruit of C. moonii.



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Could this be Capparis moonii??
Date/Time: 20-03-2011 / 09:30AM
Location: Phansad WLS, Maharashtra


Affirmative. This is Capparis moonii. Please check this link

Seen this Capparis sp. at Doraikatte Hills, North Karnataka.

Date/Time: 19-01-2011 / 09:40AM


Looks like Capparis moonii


 


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Capparis moonii—for sharing and validation : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Pic taken at amby valley rd., lonavala, pune in mar13.


Affirmative. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.



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Requesting to please ID this climbers growing wild by the roadside in Aguada, Goa in May 2014.
The pictures of the flowers and fruits have been clicked at different places although they being situated very close to each other (maybe 10-15 metres away).
Are both these sets Capparis moonii?

I had posted pics of Capparis moonii a few days ago (identified by …- efi thread) which seem to match the fruit pics here.


The last 3 photographs are of C.moonii, the first 3 are of a different climber.


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Capparis moonii—for sharing and validation : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Pic taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in mar13.


Affirmative. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.



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KAP-ar-iss — Greek: kápparis, originating in the Near or Middle East … Dave’s Botanary
¿MOON-ee-eye? — named for Alexander Moon, author of Catalog of Ceylon Plants … Scientific Names of Plants Explained by S P Dixit
commonly known as: large caperKannada: ಲೂತಿಕಾಯಿ luthikai, ಮುಳ್ಳು ಕತ್ತರಿ mullu kattari, ತೊಟ್ಲು ಗಿಡ totlu gidaKonkani: वाघांटी vaghamtiMalayalam: തോട്ടുവിള thottuvilaMarathi: रुद्रवंती rudravanti, वाघाटी vaghatiSanskrit: रुदन्ती rudanti
botanical names: Capparis moonii Wight … synonyms: no synonym known … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
March 20, 2011 … Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary



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