Capparis rheedei DC.

 
  • Family : CAPPARACEAE
    (Caper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARIL FAMILY (करील फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CAPPARACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Capparis heyneana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.; Capparis baducca L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Capparis baducca L.
  • Vernacular name : Kakkamullu (Malayalam); Chavruka (Marathi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare, along the margins of the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests from Goa to Kanyakumari; elevation 150-800 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Collection Nos : Bell 6044, R.S.Raghavan 80749, R.S.Raghavan 79407
  • Distribution :
    • Goa : South Goa district, North Goa district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Dharwad district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ghats of Konkan
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • 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 rheedei. Downloaded on 27 September 2020.

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