Capparis moonii Wight

 
  • 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 moonii Wight
  • Vernacular name : Luthikai (Kannada); Large Caper (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Evergreen forests, in sacred groves and plains
  • Flower, Fruit : December-October
  • Collection Nos : R.S.Raghavan 79408, Nana 5524, CJS 11014, CS 2169
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Raigad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Southwest India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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 moonii. Downloaded on 29 November 2020.

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