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Collection Details

Species: Capparis cynophallophora L.

Capparaceae Capparis cynophallophora L.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis 3462

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: 17.8511

DD Longitude: -76.968

Coordinate uncertainty: 6 m

Min. Elevation: 17.4 m


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

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Small tree on limestone cliff over sea. Mature fruit tan, splitting longitudinally to reveal crimson interior. Exposed seeds black with connective, stringlike red aril. Many leaves fell off overnight before the plant could be pressed.

Max. Height: 3 m

Habit: tree

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen