Thank you Vijayasankar for the discussion and pointing out the fact
why it can be brevispina not rheedii.
Now I too think that it is C.brevispina.
In C. rheedii, according to Flora of British India and Gamble, Flowers
are 4.5 inches diameter whereas, C.brevispina, flowers are 1.5-2
inches in diameter. Further, 2 lower petals are yellowish, changing to
red-brown in C.brevisina but in C.rheedii, 2 lower petals close
together with a yellow spot.
Thanks and Regards
> So far I was thinking the plant (same as the picture posted by Shrikant ji,
> and Dinesh ji's pics in flickr), which i saw in TDEF along east coast as C.
> rheedii. When Giby said 'it is endemic to W.Ghats', i realized there is
> something wrong with my id. My plant can not be C.rheedii then. Now I
> verified with the Floras by Gamble and Matthew. The descriptions (as well as
> distribution) match well with C. brevispina, as also identified by Shrikant
> Thank you all. I wish also to see pictures of C.rheedii to compare with.
> Thanks & Regards
> Vijayasankar Raman
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> University of Mississippi
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> > *Capparis* sp. at Jijabai Udyan
> > While arriving to ID of *Capparis rheedii*, had not given a thought to *C.
> > brevispina*, because it is found mentioned as a synonym of *C. zeylanica*... ... hopefully my plant gets validated too.
> > Regards.
> > Dinesh.
> > On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> >> I think it is *Capparis rheedii*. A common element of the tropical dry
> >> evergreen forests in TN.
> >> Regards
> >> Vijayasankar Raman
> >> National Center for Natural Products Research
> >> University of Mississippi
> >> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM, shrikant ingalhalikar <
> >> le...@rediffmail.com
> >>> Dear All
> >>> Request once again to validate the ID. Incidently the ID validation of
> >>> another two plants (Cordyline fruticosa and Sterculia villosa) from
> >>> Vir Jijamata Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai remains still buried under humus of
> >>> comments. Regards, Shrikant
> >>> On Feb 11, 9:38 am, "Shrikant Ingalhalikar" <le...@rediffmail.com
> >>> wrote:
> >>> > Capparis once again in the focus. Large shrub or small tree 2 m tall.
> >>> Leaves 3-6 cm, elliptic, acute, cuneate; petioles 3 mm. Flowers axillary,
> >>> 3-5 cm. Fruits not seen. Flowering in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai on 10 Feb.
> >>> 2011. ID leads to C. brevispina DC. as per Flora of Maharashtra BSI. Pls
> >>> validate. Regards,Shrikant Ingalhalikar12 Varshanand SocietyAnandnagar
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> >>> 2438 9190.
> >>> > Capparis.jpg
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