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Collection Details

Species: Capparis ferruginea L.

Capparaceae Capparis ferruginea L.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis 3456

Collection Date: 2 September 2012
Determined By: P. Lewis
Determination Date: 2 September 2012
Institution: UCWI


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, eastern shore of Manatee Bay.

DD Latitude: 17.8512

DD Longitude: -76.968

Coordinate uncertainty: 8 m

Min. Elevation: 17.3 m


Habitat Description: Edge of limestone hill where this meets shoreline.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Small tree at edge of limestone cliff next to shoreline. Mature fruit pale green-tan, splitting open irregularly and folding back to reveal orange-red interior. Seeds covered in orange-red aril.

Max. Height: 4 m

Habit: tree

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen