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Useful Temperate Plants

Capparis spinosa himalayensis

(Jafri) Fici

Capparaceae

+ Synonyms

Capparis himalayensis Jafri

Capparis leucophylla auct.

Common Name:

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General Information

Capparis spinosa himalayensis is a thorny, prostrate-spreading or hanging, evergreen shrub[
1268
Title
A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from eastern Africa to Oceania
Publication
Phytotaxa 203 (1): 024-036. 2015
Author
Silvio Fici
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
].
We have seen no specific information on the uses of this subspecies, but it is likely to be used in at least some of the ways that other subspecies are used. See Capparis spinosa for information on these uses.

Known Hazards

Caper extracts and pulps have been used in cosmetics, but there have been cases reported of contact dermatitis and sensitivity from their use[
646
Title
New Crops FactSheets
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html
Publisher
Purdue University
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A website dedicated to giving information on potential new agricultural crops.
].

Botanical References

1268
Title
A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from eastern Africa to Oceania
Publication
Phytotaxa 203 (1): 024-036. 2015
Author
Silvio Fici
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - northeastern Pakistan, northern India, Nepal

Habitat

Open dry slopes, rocky ground, cliffs; at elevations up to 2,400 metres[
1268
Title
A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from eastern Africa to Oceania
Publication
Phytotaxa 203 (1): 024-036. 2015
Author
Silvio Fici
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Capparis spinosa himalayensis is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Himalayas. It should tolerate some frost and is likely to succeed outdoors in the mildest regions of the temperate zone so long as the climate is not wet and the soil is very free-draining.
Capers generally require a hot, well-drained dry position in full sun[
187
Title
Perennials. Volumes 1 and 2.
Publication
 
Author
Phillips. R. & Rix. M.
Publisher
Pan Books
Year
1991
ISBN
0-330-30936-9
Description
Photographs of over 3,000 species and cultivars of ornamental plants together with brief cultivation notes, details of habitat etc.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
260
Title
Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2
Publication
 
Author
Phillips. R. & Rix. M.
Publisher
Pan Books, London.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-330-37376-5
Description
Excellent photos of over 1,100 species and cultivars with habits and cultivation details plus a few plant uses. Many species are too tender for outdoors in Britain though there are many that can be grown outside.
]. Plants can tolerate some frost so long as the ground is very well-drained. They generally dislike heavy soils[
418
Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
]. Established plants are very tolerant of drought[
260
Title
Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2
Publication
 
Author
Phillips. R. & Rix. M.
Publisher
Pan Books, London.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-330-37376-5
Description
Excellent photos of over 1,100 species and cultivars with habits and cultivation details plus a few plant uses. Many species are too tender for outdoors in Britain though there are many that can be grown outside.
]. They prefer a pH in the range 6.5 - 7.5, tolerating 6 - 8.3[
418
Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
].

Edible Uses

The obovoid fruit is around 20 - 25mm long and 10 - 15mm wide[
1268
Title
A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from eastern Africa to Oceania
Publication
Phytotaxa 203 (1): 024-036. 2015
Author
Silvio Fici
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
].

We have seen no specific information on the uses of this subspecies, but it is likely to be used in at least some of the ways that other subspecies are used. See Capparis spinosa for information on these uses.

Medicinal

We have seen no specific information on the uses of this subspecies, but it is likely to be used in at least some of the ways that other subspecies are used. See Capparis spinosa for information on these uses.

Other Uses

We have seen no specific information on the uses of this subspecies, but it is likely to be used in at least some of the ways that other subspecies are used. See Capparis spinosa for information on these uses.

Propagation

Caper seeds are miniscule and seedlings are very slow growing. The fresh seed germinates quickly, although germination rates are usually quite low[
646
Title
New Crops FactSheets
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html
Publisher
Purdue University
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A website dedicated to giving information on potential new agricultural crops.
]. Dried seed becomes dormant and notably difficult to germinate - pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water at around 40°c which is then allowed to cool. Then wrap them in a moist cloth, place them in a sealed glass jar and kept in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 months. After refrigeration, soak the seeds again in warm water overnight. Sow the seeds about 1cm deep in a loose well drained soil medium in a sunny position in a greenhouse[
646
Title
New Crops FactSheets
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html
Publisher
Purdue University
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A website dedicated to giving information on potential new agricultural crops.
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots of well-drained soil when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the young plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid-summer in a sandy medium in a cold frame[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Use stems from the basal portions, greater than 1cm diameter and 8cm long with 6 - 10 buds. Use a loose, well drained media with bottom heat. A 70% rooting percentage would be considered good[
646
Title
New Crops FactSheets
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html
Publisher
Purdue University
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A website dedicated to giving information on potential new agricultural crops.
]
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2021-03-02. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Capparis+spinosa+himalayensis>

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