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Taxon: Capparis spinosa L.

Genus: Capparis
Family: Capparaceae. Also placed in: Brassicaceae
Nomen number: 8897
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:503. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 12-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Mar-2008
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Xinjiang, Xizang
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan
    Malesia: Indonesia - Lesser Sunda Islands; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia [n.]
  • EUROPE
    East Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [s. & Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam
    Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands; Vanuatu

      Naturalized:
  • possibly naturalized in some regions

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976–. Flora of Libya.
  • Andrews, F. W. 1950–1956. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Fici, S. 2001. Intraspecific variation and evolutionary trends in Capparis spinosa L. (Capparaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 228:123–141.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Higton, R. N. & J. R. Akeroyd. 1991. Variation in Capparis spinosa L. in Europe. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 106:104–112.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Inocencio, C. et al. 2006. A systematic revision of Capparis section Capparis (Capparaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 93:145.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Jacobs, M. 1965. The genus Capparis (Capparaceae) from the Indus to the Pacific. Blumea 12:416–418.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1978. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 2.
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope. 1996–. Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Norton, J. et al. 2009. Illustrated checklist of the flora of Qatar.
  • Ozenda, P. 1977. Flore du Sahara, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
  • Zohary, M. et al. 1980–. Conspectus florae orientalis.
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Check other web resources for Capparis spinosa L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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