Scrambling shrub or woody climber, armed with sharp, paired hooked thorns. Branches often distinctly zigzag, densely covered in rusty hairs, particularly when young. Leaves (narrowly) elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, up to 6 cm long, leathery, rounded and often emarginate at the apex, sparsely pubescent or almost hairless. Flowers on leafless side branchlets, resembling spikes or racemes. Sepals densely rusty hairy on the outside; petals whitish. Stamens c. 8, up to 1 cm long. Fruit spherical, 6-15 mm in diameter, purple-black 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 fascicularis var. fascicularis. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124440, retrieved 29 June 2016