Large Caper   
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Large Caper
ative elliptic Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Large Caper • Marathi: रुद्रवंती Rudravanti, वाघाटी Vaghati • Kannada: ಲೂತಿಕಾಯಿ Luthikai, ಮುಳ್ಳು ಕತ್ತರಿ Mullu Kattari, ತೊಟ್ಲು ಗಿಡ Totlu Gida • Malayalam: തോട്ടുവിള Thottuvila • Sanskrit: रुदन्ती Rudanti
Botanical name: Capparis moonii    Family: Capparaceae (Caper family)

Large Caper is the largest flower among all capers, and it is strikingly beautiful. It is a climbing shrub, 3-5 m high. It has thick erect stems. Trailing branches are purple and shining. Elliptic oblong leaves are 7-10 cm long, shining above. Flowers appear in corymbs at the end of branches. Flowers are large, 10-12 cm across, white and fragrant. Numerous white stamens 5-8 cm long are prominent on the flower. Fruit is round, 10 cm across.

Photographed in Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra & Doraikatte Hills, North Karnataka.

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