Invasive Species Compendium

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Capparis spinosa
(Caper bush)

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Capparis spinosa (Caper bush)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Capparis spinosa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Caper bush
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Ornamental
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Capparis spinosa L.

Preferred Common Name

  • Caper bush

Other Scientific Names

  • Capparis rupestris Sm.

International Common Names

  • Spanish: Alcaparro
  • French: Caprier
  • Portuguese: alcaparreira

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kapernstrauch
  • Italy: Cappero
  • Netherlands: Kapperstruik
  • Sweden: Kapris

EPPO code

  • CPPSP (Capparis spinosa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Capparidales
  •                         Family: Capparaceae
  •                             Genus: Capparis
  •                                 Species: Capparis spinosa

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Boundary, barrier or support

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore