Capparis spinosa subsp. cartilaginea

Capparis spinosa subsp. cartilaginea (Decne.) Maire & Weiller, in Fl. Afr. Nord 12: 120 1965. (syn: Capparis cartilaginea Decne.) as per efi thread;


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Capparis spinosa- I'd confirm pls : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Capparis spinosa
From gujarat katchh

I guess ID correct.

May be Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. parviflora (Boiss.) Boissier as per A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from the Mediterraneanto Central Asia Phytotaxa 174 (1): 001–024 (2014) by SILVIO FICI and as per images and details at Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. parviflora  

I confirm identification as Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. parviflora (Boiss.) Boissier.
Please let me know if I can help for other material
Rather it appears more closer to images at Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boissier, but no distribution is given in the paper.
Not var. aegyptia, which shows glaucous leaves!

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Please pay attention, the photos in this message belong all to subsp. cartilaginea. Could you inform me from which locality of India are these pistures?
You mean C. spinosa subsp. cartilaginea. But there is no mention of it in your paper.

I send you another paper on the Capparis spinosa group, in which C. spinosa subsp. cartilaginea is treated. As you can see this taxon was 
recorded from Kutch by Blatter (1908) and Dwarka by Jacobs (1965). I did not examine herbarium material, so this photos confirm its 
occurrence in the region.
Attachments (1) - A taxonomic revision Paleotropics.pdf- 1 MB.

So ... images of Capparis from Gujarat should belong to Capparis spinosa subsp. cartilaginea.
Good to see this settled.
Yes, ...

Capparis cartilaginea in FOI : 8 posts by 2 authors.
Capparis cartilaginea in FOI- Current name is Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boissier as per A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from the Mediterraneanto Central Asia Phytotaxa 174 (1): 001–024 (2014) by SILVIO FICI 

Thanks ...,
This paper does not mention Capparis cartilaginea Decne. Moreover Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. aegyptia has no distribution in India. According to http://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:327918-2
Capparis cartilaginea Decne. is accepted, and its native range is Egypt to Tanzania, W. Asia to India, Arabian Pen, W. Indian Ocean. In the description, the fruit is mentioned as red, in agreement with ... image.
Under Capparis spinosa subsp. rupestris var. myrtifolia (Inocencio, D. Rivera, Obón & Alcaraz) Fici, comb. et stat. nov.:
Material collected in rocky habitats east of Rhadamès (Largeau 41), belongs to this variety. This specimen was erroneously referred to C. galeata Fresenius [= C. spinosa subsp. cartilaginea (Decne.) Maire & Weiller] by Durand & Barratte (1910); records of the latter taxon in Libya and other areas of northern Africa appear doubtful and are probably due to confusion with C. spinosa subsp. rupestris (Jafri 1977).
Under references:
Rivera, D., Friis, I., Inocencio, C., Obón, C., Alcaraz, F. & Reales, A. (2003b) The typification of Capparis inermis Forssk., C. sinaica Veill. and C. cartilaginea Decne. (Capparaceae). Taxon 52: 307–311.
Catalogue of Life gives Capparis cartilaginea Decaisne as a syn. of Capparis spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boiss.  

Correction is still due in FOI.  

As I had mentioned before, Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. aegyptia has no distribution in India, according to Phytotaxa 174 (1): 001–024 (2014) by SILVIO FICI. So ... plant which was found in India, should be something else.

Capparis cartilaginea Decne. has been mentioned in Flora of PakistanPOWO and Catalogue of Life (which is based on most latest taxonomic accounts) with distribution in West Pakistan, W. Indian Ocean and Gujrat respectively.
A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from the Mediterranean to Central Asia Phytotaxa 174 (1): 001–024 (2014) by SILVIO FICI states that material collected in rocky habitats east of Rhadamès (Largeau 41), belongs to this variety (i.e. Capparis spinosa subsp. rupestris var. myrtifolia (Inocencio, D. Rivera, Obón & Alcaraz) Fici, comb. et stat. nov.). This specimen was erroneously referred to C. galeata Fresenius [= C. spinosa subsp. cartilaginea (Decne.) Maire & Weiller] by Durand & Barratte (1910); records of the latter taxon in Libya and other areas of northern Africa appear doubtful and are probably due to confusion with C. spinosa subsp. rupestris (Jafri 1977).
Thus the same species i.e. C. spinosa subsp. cartilaginea (Decne.) Maire & Weiller and information has been relied upon to call our plant in Gujrat and Pakistan as per Capparis cartilaginea Decne.   
Silvio Fici has covered the whole Cappris spinosa group and as our plant posted by ... and other similar observations from Gujrat, matches best with Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. aegyptia (Lam.) Boissier as per details and keys in the taxonomic revision. On searching I found that no specimen has been examined by him from Gujrat.
I already mentioned my current understanding. Since neither Capparis spinosa subsp. rupestris var. myrtifolia nor Capparis spinosa subsp. spinosa var. aegyptia is mentioned to be distributed in India, they should be ruled out, whatever be the details of synonymy.
Since POWO mentions Capparis cartilaginea Decne. as an accepted name, and distributed in India, I would like to assume that Pravin's plant is Capparis cartilaginea Decne. The leaves and the fruit seem to agree with the description. That's my current understanding unless someone can throw more light on it.

OK. ...
I confirm the current name C. spinosa subsp. cartilaginea (Decne.)
Maire & Weiller



 
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Capparis: Id please?
A capparis sp. from Narayan sarovar,Gujrat
this is Capparis cartilaginea locally called Parvati rai.
I am working in Kachchh district perticularly in the western Kachchh, so if you find any interesting species, let me inform

During my consultation trip to Safed Musli grower of Rajkot Shri B.N.Patel I observed this species. Natives are aware of its many uses.
yes
this species has high medicinal values specially for Diabetes



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