En EspaŅol
Capparis cynophallophora (Jamaica caper tree) | NPIN
Share

NPIN: Native Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Search native plant database:
Name:    
Family:    
See a list of all Plants





Capparis cynophallophora

Capparis cynophallophora L.

Jamaica Caper Tree, Jamaican caper

Capparaceae (Caper Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CACY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

Sprawling shrub to small tree with arched branches.

This handsome Florida native is also found in the Caribbean region.

 

From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Distribution: Coastal, from central Florida south.
Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, shell mounds.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Drought Tolerance: Medium

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

Additional resources

USDA: Find Capparis cynophallophora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Capparis cynophallophora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Capparis cynophallophora

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back

E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center