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Capparis spinosa spinosa L.

Synonyms

Capparis aculeata, Capparis murrayana, Capparis murrayi, Capparis napaulensis, Capparis obovata, Capparis ovalis, Capparis parviflora, Capparis sativa, Capparis sicula, Capparis uncinata

Common names

Caper plant, dabayee, kabar, lasaf, shafallah, shok al-homar

Extract from Wikipedia article

Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also called Flinders rose, is a perennial winter-deciduous plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers. The plant is best known for the edible flower buds (capers), often used as a seasoning, and the fruit (caper berry), both of which are usually consumed pickled. Other species of Capparis are also picked along with C. spinosa for their buds or fruits. Other parts of Capparis plants are used in the manufacture of medicines and cosmetics.[+]

LinkFlower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkCaper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkLarge flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well)d near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Rd, Qatar
LinkCaper plant (Capparis spinosa) in bloom in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Rd, Qatar
LinkBlooming Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkFruit of caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, October 9, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Rd, Qatar
LinkFruits of caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, October 9, 2014
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Rd, Qatar
LinkFruits of caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, October 9, 2014
LinkDissected fruit of caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, October 9, 2014
LinkCaper plant (Capparis spinosa) on steps of an abandoned stone house in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 18, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkThorny bush of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkLong shoots of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkBig flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkWhite flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkLong stamens of a flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkButterfly shaped flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkSpiny butterfly of a flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkPink flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkBack lit flowers of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of a flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkButterfly shaped flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) with long stamens in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkLarge white flower of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) with long stamens in area of in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkCaper plant (Capparis spinosa) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, March 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkCaper plant (Capparis spinosa) in a depression in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, March 28, 2015
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Road, Qatar
LinkRed interior of opened ripe fruit of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkRed interior with seeds of opened ripe fruit of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkOpened ripe fruits of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkRed peeling of opened ripe fruit of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkRed peeled ripe fruit with seeds of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkClose up of red interior with seeds of opened ripe fruit of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkRipe fruit split to reveal its content of red flesh and seeds of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkDissected fruit of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkOpened ripe fruit of Caper plant (Capparis spinosa) split to reveal its content of red flesh taken from area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, August 7, 2015
LinkCaper plant (Capparis spinosa) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2016
Location on mapsAl Jamiaa St, Doha, Qatar

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