Capparis moonii

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Capparis moonii - Climber, very large, woody, up to 3 m tall. Leaves subcoriaceous; lamina 5 – 12 X 2.5 – 5.75 cm, ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, obtuse or acute, apiculate, rounded to subacute, cuneate at base. Flowers white, fragrant, 2 – 6 aggregated towards end of branchlet with lowest frequently appearing solitary-axillary. Fruit globose, fruiting pedicel enlarged to c. 8 cm long, this with gynophore much thickened, woody.

Scientific Name Capparis moonii
Family Name CAPPARACEAE
English Name Large caper
Local Name Sudu wellangiriya (සුදු වෙල්ලන්ගිරිය)
Sanskrit Name Grudhra-nakha
Conservation Status Endangered (2012 NCS)
Status Native
Edible Parts None

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