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Collection Details

Species: Capparis flexuosa (L.) L.

Capparaceae Capparis flexuosa (L.) L.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis, D. Fleuchaus, S. Wicker 3504

Collection Date: 4 September 2012
Determined By: P. Lewis
Determination Date: 4 September 2012
Institution: UCWI


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Great Goat Island, offshore of the Hellshire Hills, northeast side of island.

DD Latitude: 17.8766

DD Longitude: -77.0496

Coordinate uncertainty: 7 m

Min. Elevation: 18.8 m


Habitat Description: Dry forest hilltop, on limestone.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Scrambling shrubby vine climbing high into trees. Fruits green with magenta margins, dehiscing spirally and splitting open to reveal red-purple interior.

Max. Height: 8 m

Habit: vine

Other Data

Research Site: Goat Islands

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen