1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Capparis Tourn. ex L.
      1. Capparis erythrocarpos Isert

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    A shrub, usually scandent
    Ecology
    Common in thickets of coastal scrub and inland
    Flowers
    Flowers white, often pink at the base of the stamens
    Fruits
    Fruit scarlet, ribbed, 2 in. long.
    [FTEA]

    Capparidaceae, J. Elffers, R. A. Graham & G. P. Dewolf. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1964

    Habit
    Climbing or scrambling shrub, 1–3 m. or more tall or long.
    Stem
    Young twigs rather appressed-white-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; blade elliptic or lanceolate, 2.1–8.5 cm. long, 1–4.2 cm. wide, acute or slightly acuminate, generally minutely emarginate, with the midrib generally terminating in a minute mucro, rounded, slightly cordate at the base, glabrous; petiole 3–8 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the upper leaf-axils; pedicels 8–20 mm. long, appressed-pubescent.
    Calyx
    Sepals of two kinds; outer pair 1–2.5 cm. long, green, appressed-brownish-pubescent without, densely pubescent within, enclosing the bud; inner pair petaloid, oblong-obovate, 2–3 cm. long, whitish or greenish, pubescent without, glabrescent or glabrous within.
    Corolla
    Petals white or pale green, like the petaloid sepals.
    Stamens
    Stamens many, 2.5–4 cm. long.
    Gynophore
    Gynophore 1–3 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruits ellipsoid, up to 5 cm. long, 3 cm. in diameter, ribbed, red.
    [FZ]

    Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Diagnostic
    A species very like C. rosea but with its leaves as a whole rather larger and often having acute or acuminate apices. The ovary is always glabrous, not tomentose. The whole plant is more glabrescent as a rule.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Capparis erythrocarpos Isert appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    unknown [258], Togo K000230830
    Hope-Simpson, J.F. [309], Sudan Capparis afzelii 9010.000

    First published in Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 9: 334 (1789)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Milne-Redhead in Kew Bull. 1950: 261.
    • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 172
    • Gilg & Benedict in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 200
    • —F.T.A. 1: 98
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 48, fig. 6 (1962).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 61 (1962).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 118 (1961).
    • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 240 (1960).
    • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 89 (1954).
    • Hauman & Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 468 (1951).
    • F. W. Andr., Fl. Pl. A.-E. Sudan 1: 42 (1950).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 112 (1949).
    • Exell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 62 (1937).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 13 (1936).
    • Gilg in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 237, fig. 152 (1915).
    • Gilg & Bened. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 53: 200 (1915).
    • Gilg in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 185 (1895).
    • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 98 (1868).
    • Isert in Gesell. Naturf. Fr. Berlin Schrift. 3: 334, t. 9/3 (1789).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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