Good advice on ID of Capparis sicula vs spinosa

gaertnerneuwirth commented on
Capparis zoharyi is an erect shrub with apical rounded or emarginate, glabrous, a little bit fleshy leaves and not more than 80 Stamen.
Capparis spinosa s. str. is a procumbent shrub with mostly very thin, weak, long and mostly caducous spines and seems not to occur on Crete.
Capparis sicula is a procumbent shrub with +/- hairy, leaves with an acute tip and robust, retrorse spines.
A systematic Revision of Capparis section Capparis (Capparaceae):

The plant on the photo is obviously procumbent, has robust spines, hairy, acute leaves and nearly 100 Stamen -> Capparis sicula

Posted on 10 June, 2021 07:11 by bobasil bobasil


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