Capparis cynophallophora L.
Jamaica Caper Tree, Jamaican Caper
Capparaceae (Caper Family)
USDA Symbol: CACY
This handsome Florida native is also found in the Caribbean region.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Size Class: 12-36 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Native Distribution: Coastal, from central Florida south.
Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, shell mounds.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Drought Tolerance: Medium
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Capparis cynophallophora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Capparis cynophallophora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Capparis cynophallophora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff