African Plant Database

Capparis atlantica Inocencio, D.Rivera & al.
Protologue : Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 93(1): 131 (2006)
Information on the genus : Capparis
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Capparis spinosa var. atlantica (Inocencio, D.Rivera & al.) Fici (2014)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Capparis spinosa var. aegiptia auct.(2) Maroc non Lam.
=*Capparis aegyptia auct. non Lam.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Twigs glabrous, usually purple–red. Stipular thorns recurved, up to 6 mm long. Petiole 0.3–1 cm long. Leaf–blade rounded, ovate or broadly elliptic, glabrous or glabrescent when mature, subfleshy, 1.5–3 × 1.2–2.5 cm, cordate or rounded at base, acute at apex, with mucro up to 0.5 mm long. Flower moderately zygomorphic; sepals up to c. 1.6 cm long; petals c. 1.2–2 cm long. Flowering May–August.
Ecology : Fruit oblong. Slopes, cliffs, rocky habitats; on limestone, marl, clay, metamorphic substrata; 0–2000 m.
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Record n°180741 modified 2008-07-04
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