Capparis brevispina DC.

 
  • Family : CAPPARACEAE
    (Caper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARIL FAMILY (करील फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CAPPARACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Capparis brevispina DC.
  • Vernacular name : Adaanda, Kattukanji (Tamil); Lepura, Lephra, Nepheda, Nipura (Oria); Chedimukanthi (Malayalam); Govind phal, Wagati (Marathi)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Scrub jungle
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in clumps on plains and scrub jungles.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-September
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao & Malathi K. Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0563
  • Collection Locality : On the way to Dhavalagiri, Bhubaneswar, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Nellore district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts in deciduous forests
    • Odisha : Puri district, Cuttack district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Capparis brevispina. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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