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.
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 24 August 2016