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Taxon: Capparis spinosa L.

 
Genus: Capparis
Family: Capparaceae
Nomen number: 8897
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:503. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (4 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support; ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

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, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu, Xizang Zizhiqu]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • PAPUASIA: Solomon Islands
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Lesser Sunda Islands] Indonesia, [Lesser Sunda Islands] Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Western Australia (n.), Northern Territory]

    Europe
    • EASTERN 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: United States [Guam]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Vanuatu


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (possibly natzd. in some regions)

References:

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Check other web resources for Capparis spinosa L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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 Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=8897. Accessed 22 August 2019.