KAP-ar-iss — Greek: kápparis, originating in the Near or Middle East … Dave’s Botanary
sep-ee-AIR-ee-uh — Latin: sepes (sepis), meaning hedge … Dave’s Botanary 

commonly known as: hedge caper, wild caper bushBengali: কালিয়াকাড়া kaliyakara, কাঁটা গুড়কামাই kanta gurkamai, কেলেকোঁড়া kelekoraGujarati: કંથાર kanthar, કાળોકંથારો kalo-kantharoHindi: हीयुन hiun, कंथारी kanthariKachchhi: કારોકંથાર karo-kantharKannada: ಕಾಡು ಕತ್ತರಿ kaadu kathari, ಕತ್ತಿರಿ ಗಿಡ kattiri gida, ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಉಪ್ಪಿ ಗಿಡ olle uppi gidaMalayalam: കാക്കത്തൊണ്ടി kaakkaaththontiMarathi: कंथार kanthar, मांसतोडी maastodiNepali: जुँगे लहरो junge laharoOdia: କାକଚିଞ୍ଚା kakachincha, ପିରିକ pirikaSanskrit: अहिंस्र ahimsra, ध्वाङ्क्षादनी dhvankshadani, ध्वाङ्क्षदन्ती dhvankshadanti, ध्वाङ्क्षनखी dhvankshanakhi, दुर्मोहा durmoha, गृध्रनखी grdhranakhi, काकादनी kakadani, कंथारी kanthari, वक्रशल्या vakrashalya, वायसादनी vayasadani, वायसाह्वा vayasahvaTamil: சூரை curai, கருஞ்சுரை karu-n-curai, காட்டுக்கத்தரி kattu-k-kattariTelugu: నల్ల పుయ్యి nalla puyyi, నల్లుప్పి nalluppi

Native to: tropical Africa, China, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia, N. Australia 

 
Much-branched shrub or tree, densely armed with zigzag twigs; leaves ovate to elliptic-ovate, up to 6 cm long, apex retuse; flowers white to creamish, 7-10 mm across, in umbel-like corymbs on up to 1.5 cm long corymbs; fruit globose, 8-12 mm across, yellow, turning dark violet to black when ripe.
 
It is the food plant of the Great Orange Tip butterfly.
 
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- Description & Keys- Capparis grandis, Capparis nilgiriensis, Capparis decidua, Capparis sepiaria, Capparis olacifolia, Capparis divaricata, Capparis brevispina, Capparis zeylanica, Capparis floribunda (syn. of Capparis tomentosa Lam.) & Capparis roxburghii)
 


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ID request – 02072011PC2:  Is this Capparis sepiaria ? Found growing wild in JNU campus. Flowers in June.


forgot to tell you that the flowers are small, just 1-2 cm across and the leaves are elongated and not rounded as in C. rotundifolia.


 

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Flora of Haryana- Capparis sepiaria from Village Gogripur karnal: A large wild shrub Capparis sepiaria
Shot from Roadside area Karnal Distt Haryana 


  

 

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Shrubs for ID-5: This image was taken in Chennai, South India in the month of July. For ID


 

 

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Id requested:  Place : IITBombay, Pawai, Mumbai
Habitat : Hilly region
Habit : drooping branches, thorns are present.
Height of Plant : about 5 feet.
Size of leaves : 45mm-50mm, flowers were not present.
Date : 13 September 2011.
I think its some species of Capparis.
Remark: Great Orange Tip (Hebomoea glaucippe) butterfly seen egg laying on this plant.

Affirmative. This is the Hedge Caper [Capparis sepiaria] locally called Mastodi. It is the food plant of the Great Orange Tip butterfly. Sending one of my photographs.


 

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Caper Bush in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur: May 2012: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur: Caper Bush, Capparis sepiaria lining both sides of the dykes.

I observed hundreds of Pioneer butterflies feeding on this plant. Few other butterfly species too! 


I remember observing many butterflies in Bharatpur few years back. The association between Pioneer butterflies and Capparaceae is well known.

 

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Flora of Haryana: Capparis sepiaria L. from Indri road Karnal:  Capparis sepiaria L. from Indri road Karnal
wild Caper Bush
family- Capparaceae


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Hooghly Today : seems to be Capparis sepiaria L. : Attachments (9). 5 posts by 3 authors.
A rural roadside wild plant found on hedges.
Capparis sepiara ??????????


Yes, Capparis sepiariaa difficult plant to go near to, because of a pair of recurved sharp spines, which somehow entangle you… nice detailed pics 


Thank you very much Sir for confirming the ID.

  

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Wild plant ID request – RK116 – 05-Jul-2013 :  Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting identification of this wild plant seen in Karjat. The unripe and ripe fruits are there in the photos. The plant is spiny. I couldn’t figure out if it is a shrub or climber in the thicket. Thanks.


Looks like Capparis sepiaria


Thanks a lot … for the immediate identification


 

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Capparis sepiaria L. 
KAP-ar-iss — Greek: kápparis, originating in the Near or Middle East … Dave’s Botanary
sep-ee-AIR-ee-uh — Latin: sepes (sepis), meaning hedge … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known as: hedge caper, Indian caper, wild caper bush • Bengali: kaliakara • Gujarati: કંથેર kanther •Hindi: कांटारी kantari • Kannada: ಕಾದುಕತ್ತರಿ kadukattari • Malayalam: കാക്കത്തൊണ്ഭി kaakkaththonbhi •Marathi: कांटारा kantara, कंथार kanthar, मांसतोडी maastodi • Nepalese: जुँगे लहरो junge laharo • Oriya: otaibe •Sanskrit: गृध्रनखी grdhranakhi, काण्टरी kantari • Tamil: கருஞ்சூரை karunchurai, காட்டுக்கத்தரி kattu-k-kattari •Telugu: నల్ల ఉప్పి nalla uppi, నల్లపుయ్ nallapuyyi 
Native to: tropical Africa, China, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia, N. Australia 
ReferencesFlowers of India • eFlora • NPGS / GRIN • Further Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar 
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 13 MAR 10 


Beautiful photos along with crisp related information.


Please help validate Nepali name जुँगे लहरो of Capparis sepiaria OR please help with valid name(s), if any.


Yes that is correct …
Capparis sepiaria L. from Yamunanagar Road Karnal


 

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Attached are pictures of Capparis sepiaria captured in SGNP, Mumbai in September 2012 and in the Vasai fort in January 2013.


 

 

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Good shots … Your pics showing important character (Thorns) clearly.


 

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This very common spinous shrub was shot from various places in Haryana.. Capparis sepiaria L.
3 posts by 3 authors. 
sending images of Capparis spinosa for confirmation


I think Capparis sepiaria


Yes Capparis sepiaria. Agree with …

Capparis sepiara L., Syst.Nat. ed. 10.2: 1071, 1759

syn: C. glauca Wall.
Much-branched shrub or tree, densely armed with zigzag twigs; leaves ovate to elliptic-ovate, up to 6 cm long, apex retuse; flowers white to creamish, 7-10 mm across, in umbel-like corymbs on up to 1.5 cm long corymbs; fruit globose, 8-12 mm across, yellow, turning dark violet to black when ripe.
Photographed from Ridge in Delhi. 


Nice Shots Sir. This plant is common in our area (Panipat) and growing wildly


 

 

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Capparis sepiaria from CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai.


 

 

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Capparis rotundifolia : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Found this Capparis rotundifolia (capparaceae)  
At Yeoor hills in Month of April 2014  


It looks more like Capparis sepiaria


Yes, I will also go with Capparis sepiaria..


Capparis sepiaria


 

 

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Need ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Place: Kalsubai=Harishchandragad Wildlife Santuary

Date: January 02

Capparis


Pl. check comparative images at Capparis


I think matches with images of Capparis sepiaria L. as per comparative images at Capparis

yes it is Capparis sepiaria


Sonepat, Haryana, March’ 09; at Kanheri junction, Sanjay Gandhi National Park- April’08; at Sagargad, Alibag 15 Apr.2009; 17-04-2010 /08:55 AM- CBD Belapur Hill (Navi Mumbai); at the south end of the national park in Mumbai on 18 April ’10; At Kanakeshwar, Alibag- April’10?; 29 /05/2010- JNU, New Delhi; 070610vks2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups cc – indiantreepix | Google Groups Capparis rotundifolia – efloraofindia | Google Groups (170409SCS1-3) Shrub for ID from Sonepat, Haryana – indiantreepix | Google Groups


 

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via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > Capparis sepiaria L. … family: Capparaceae a.k.a. Capparidaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
KAP-ar-iss — Greek: kápparis, originating in the Near or Middle EastDave’s Botanary
sep-ee-AIR-ee-uh — Latin: sepes (sepis), meaning hedgeDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: hedge caper, wild caper bushBengali: কালিয়াকাড়া kaliyakara, কাঁটা গুড়কামাই kanta gurkamai, কেলেকোঁড়া kelekoraGujarati: કંથાર kanthar, કાળોકંથારો kalo-kantharoHindi: हीयुन hiun, कंथारी kanthariKachchhi: કારોકંથાર karo-kantharKannada: ಕಾಡು ಕತ್ತರಿ kaadu kathari, ಕತ್ತಿರಿ ಗಿಡ kattiri gida, ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಉಪ್ಪಿ ಗಿಡ olle uppi gidaMalayalam: കാക്കത്തൊണ്ടി kaakkaaththontiMarathi: कंथार kanthar, मांसतोडी maastodiNepali: जुँगे लहरो junge laharoOdia: କାକଚିଞ୍ଚା kakachincha, ପିରିକ pirikaSanskrit: अहिंस्र ahimsra, ध्वाङ्क्षादनी dhvankshadani, ध्वाङ्क्षदन्ती dhvankshadanti, ध्वाङ्क्षनखी dhvankshanakhi, दुर्मोहा durmoha, गृध्रनखी grdhranakhi, काकादनी kakadani, कंथारी kanthari, वक्रशल्या vakrashalya, वायसादनी vayasadani, वायसाह्वा vayasahvaTamil: சூரை curai, கருஞ்சுரை karu-n-curai, காட்டுக்கத்தரி kattu-k-kattariTelugu: నల్ల పుయ్యి nalla puyyi, నల్లుప్పి nalluppi
botanical names: Capparis sepiaria L. … synonyms: … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
March 19, 2011 … Nagla forest (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) 


  

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