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abhay soman

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28-Sept-2011, 10:17:35 am28/09/11
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Hi, 

Place : IITBombay, Pawai, Mumbai
Habitat : Hilly region 
Habit : drooping branches, thorns are present.
Height of Plant : about 5 feet.
Size of leaves : 45mm-50mm, flowers were not present.
Date : 13 September 2011.

I think its some species of Capparis.

Remark:  Great Orange Tip (Hebomoea glaucippe) butterfly seen egg laying on this plant.
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Neil Soares

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28-Sept-2011, 1:03:57 pm28/09/11
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Hi,
 Affirmative. This is the Hedge Caper [Capparis sepiaria] locally called Mastodi. It is the food plant of the Great Orange Tip butterfly. Sending one of my photographs.
                      With regards,
                        Neil Soares. 

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