Capparis erythrocarpos Isert
var. rosea (Klotzsch) DeWolf

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Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

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

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea

Picture: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

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Synonyms: Capparis rosea (Klotzsch) Oliv.
Petersia rosea Klotzsch
Common names:
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.
Type location:
Mozambique, Sena
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: erythrocarpos: with red fruit
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 151. (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.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 239 - 241. as Capparis rosea and Capparis erythrocarpos (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Capparis erythrocarpos
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Capparis erythrocarpos
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JSTOR Plant Science: Capparis erythrocarpos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Capparis erythrocarpos
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Capparis erythrocarpos
The Plant List (version 1.1): Capparis erythrocarpos
Tropicos: Capparis erythrocarpos


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124430, retrieved 26 May 2019

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