Capparis brevispina DC. Main specimen
Capparaceae
{ Description | Flower }

The flowers of Capparis brevispina are axillary and solitary. The peduncle is 3 cm long and slightly pubescent.
The calyx is composed of 4 sepals. The sepals are pubescent, ovate, concave and 8 mm long and 4 mm wide.
The corolla is composed of 4 cream-coloured petals. The petals are ovate-oblong, 2.5-3 cm long and about 1 cm wide. The 2 upper petals have a showy yellow (turning red) blotch at the base.
The androecium is composed of numerous and showy stamens. The filaments are filiform, 2.5 cm long. The anthers are light-blue, oblong and 2 mm long.
The pistil is composed of a filiform and 3 cm long gynophore bearing a 6 mm long ovary and a short and stout style with a simple stigma at the tip.

Capparis brevispina flowering branchlet
Capparis brevispina flower (upper side)
Capparis brevispina flower (lower side)
Capparis brevispina flower structures
Capparis brevispina flower buds
Capparis brevispina flowers
Capparis brevispina flowers
Capparis brevispina flower (lower side)
Capparis brevispina flowers
Capparis brevispina in bloom
Date of collection
15/02/2016
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99371 N - 79.82330 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India