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Places where this species can be found :
- Mt. Hartman Estate - GRENADA
- Barra de la Cruz - HUGHESFRP
DescriptionShrub or tree to 15m. All parts covered in dense silvery scales. Petiole 5-40mm. Flowers fragrant; Petals c. 8 x 5mm, v. scaly on outisde; Fruits held erect, 2-12cm. Differs from other scaly Capparis as follows. 1a. Calyx lobes not joining in bud, 2-3mm long, not spreading in open flowers. Leaves thinner than leather, not shiny; Petals densely hairy outside. Fruits grooved between seeds, 4-26 cm x 0.6-1cm. C.indica 1b. Calyx lobes 4-12mm, joining together in bud, widely spreading in open flowers. Leaves leathery, and usually shiny on top. 2 2a Sepals 4-6mm; Stamens 0.5-0.8cm long; Fruits standing upright, densely scaly, 2-12 cm with 1-7 seeds, narrowed section at base v. short 0-2mm; C. odoratissima 2b. Sepals 7-12mm; Stamens 2.5-4.5cm long; Fruits drooping, with narrowed section 1-8cm C. cynophallophora
Location2km E of Barra de la Cruz, on the rear of the beach.
NotesSmall tree with a short clear bole to 2m ht and a very dense round crown to 5m ht. Outer barlk smooth, mid grey. Slash hard, sl. chunky, cream. Twigs pale orange-brown with a rough gritty surface like sand-paper, grooved and sl. angular. In full leaf, petiole rough pale brown, sl. scabrid. Leaves sl. tough and leathery, strongly discolourous; upper surface - mid green, sl. glossy, midrib channeled, laterals faintly visible; lower surface - only prominent pale orange-brown midrib visible, pale whitish-green, sl. scabrid and covered with white scales. Flower buds pale whitish-green. Abundant, scattered in selva baja on back of beach with Trichilia trifolia, Crataeva tapia, Coccoloba, Caesalpinia coccinea, Senna atomaria, Acacia collinsii and Prosopis juliflora.