Kerro or Ker / Capparis decidua

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bindu kapadia

Aug 5, 2008, 4:02:12 AM8/5/08
The beautiful treelike  bush of  Kerro  with their as beautiful  flowers at Sheoganj Rajasthan on  22/07/08.
They make very tasty pickle with their berries.
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J.M. Garg

Aug 5, 2008, 10:22:53 AM8/5/08
to bindu kapadia,
Lovely catch, Bindu ji.
From Indiantreepix Database:
Capparis decidua (Syn. C. aphylla)  Capparaceae Kareel, Karir, Kair, Kirir, Karril, N E P T I, Bare caper, Taint, Dela, Dhalu Trees of Delhi- Flowers irregular, in two distinct peaks- one between April & June, and again from Aug. to Oct. As per link- Red conspicuous flowers
appear in March to April and August-September 
Capparis decidua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Indiantreepix Database - indiantreepix | Google Groups Caper flower - indiantreepix | Google Groups

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satish phadke

Aug 5, 2008, 11:34:10 AM8/5/08
to bindu kapadia,
Certainly a capparidaceae family member
Indicative characters in this:
A shrub, Presence of Stipules (in the form of spines)
Petals four.
Stamens >4, actually many.
The leaves are reduced to small scale like appendages. Hence the name decidua or aphylla
Photosynthesis done by stem and branches which are foliaceous.
In Maharashtra common on roadside in drier regions

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:32 PM, bindu kapadia <> wrote:
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J.M. Garg

Aug 5, 2008, 11:40:04 AM8/5/08
to satish phadke, bindu kapadia,
Hi, Satish ji,
It's certainly a learning experience of the features of various families. Pl. keep it up.

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