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Capparis zeylanica L. | by lalithamba
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Capparis zeylanica L.

Family: Capparidaceae

Local name(Telugu): Aridonda.

Distribution: Common in forests.Found in Indian sub continent and China.

Armed climbing shrubs. Leaves ovate-elliptic, obtuse, mucronate. Flowers pink, 2-3 together in supra axillary rows.Collateral floral buds are common. Calyx small 4 partite , Corolla 4 lobes leathery, Stamens many, exerted, pink, anther lobes small, Ovary on an elongated gynophore.Berry 2-3 cm across, woody and red.Fruits are used for pickles.

Reference: Flora of presidency of Madras by J.S Gamble, ENVIS, Flora of Nellore district By B.Suryanarayana &A.S Rao

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Taken on March 11, 2008