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Capparis velutina P.I.Forst.
Family Capparaceae
Capparis velutina P.I.Forst. APNI*

Description: Scrambling shrub or tall vine.

Leaves elliptic to oblong or ovate, lamina usually 5–11 cm long, 15–45 mm wide, apex acuminate, acute to rounded and with a distinct mucro 1–2 mm long,upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface pubescent with erect hairs; petiole 5–10 mm long; juvenile leaves 1–5 cm long, ± sessile; spines 4–10 mm long on juvenile shoots, straight, reduced to 1–2 mm long or lacking on mature branches.

Flowers solitary or often in pairs, pedicel 30–40 mm long. Petals 15–25 mm long, white. Gynophore 10–15 mm long.

Fruit globose, 30–40 mm diam., green; stalk 4–5 cm long.


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Flowering: Flowers summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in drier rainforest, north from Acacia Creek, also recorded from the Macleay R., apparently rare in N.S.W.

In drier rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
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