Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Capparis
Family: Capparaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
sepiaria var. citrifolia
NOTES

A perennial, scrambling or climbing shrub which grows to about 5 m. It is very thorny and has curved spines and leathery leaves.


AUTHORITY
(Lam.) Toelken
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: White flowers, which are tinged pink, are borne in terminal corymbs. The sepals are glabrous with a ciliate margin
Colour: White
Common Name
Wild caper bush
Wildekapperbos
Cape caper
Katdoring
Wildelemoen
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Charms
Sticks are used as a charm to ward off lightning and also evil spirits. A emetic made from the roots is also used for protection against bewitchment and to make the user invisible
Animal treatments
Used for gallsickness in stock
Months
August
September
October
November
December
January
Synonyms for Species
Capparis citrifolia
Capparis volkameriae



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