Capparis erythrocarpos Isert
var. rosea (Klotzsch) DeWolf

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Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp entrance, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Capparis rosea (Klotzsch) Oliv.
Petersia rosea Klotzsch
Common names: Red-fruited caper-bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or climber, armed with sharp, paired hooked thorns. Branches slightly zigzag, greyish-velvety when young. Leaves elliptic to ovate, up to 5 × 3 cm, leathery, blunt and minutely mucronate at the apex, greyish velvety when young, mostly hairless when older; margin often wavy. Flowers solitary, axillary. Inner sepals petaloid greenish-white, 3-4 times longer than outer sepals. Petals similar to inner sepals. Stamens 40-50, up to 2.8 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 4 × 2.5 cm, strongly 6-8-ridged, deep-pink when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: erythrocarpos: with red fruit
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 April 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 237.


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African Plant Database: Capparis erythrocarpos
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Ispot Southern Africa : Capparis erythrocarpos
JSTOR Plant Science: Capparis erythrocarpos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Capparis erythrocarpos
Tropicos: Capparis erythrocarpos
West African Plants database: Capparis erythrocarpos


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124430, retrieved 27 July 2016

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