Capparis brevispina DC. Main specimen
Capparaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Capparis brevispina
  • Author : Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de (1824)
  • Family : Capparaceae
  • English names : Indian caper
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Malayalam : Chedimukanthi
    Tamil : Kaattu aadhandai, kattukkonchi
  • Synonyms :
    Capparis brevispina Wight & Arn.
    Capparis wallichiana Wight & Arn.
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    - Capparis : From the Greek kapparis or kappari used for the caper plant and its fruit.
    - Brevispina : With short spines.