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

The leaves of Capparis brevispina grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaf is simple, bright green-coloured above and paler beneath. The leaf is coriaceous, chartaceous and glabrous on both sides.
The leaves have a 4-5 mm long petiole.
The leaf of Capparis brevispina is 6-8 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. The shape of the blade is elliptic or ovate, the apex is acute-acuminate, the base is cuneate and the margins are entire.
The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.

Capparis brevispina branchlet
Capparis brevispina leaf (upper side)
Capparis brevispina leaf (lower side)
Capparis brevispina leaf (upper side)
Capparis brevispina leaf (lower side)
Capparis brevispina branchlet
Capparis brevispina new leaves
Capparis brevispina (flowering) branches
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