Capparis orientalis Veill.

First published in H.L.Duhamel du Monceau, Traité Arbr. Arbust., nouv. éd., 1: 142 (1802)
This name is a synonym of Capparis spinosa subsp. rupestris

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Fici, S. (2014). A taxonomic revision of the Capparis spinosa group (Capparaceae) from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Phytotaxa 174: 1-24. [Cited as Capparis spinosa subsp. rupestris.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Bergmeier, E., Blockeel, T., Böhling, N., Fournaraki, C., Gotsiou, P., Jahn, R., Lansdown, R. & Turland, N. (2011). An inventory of the vascular plants and bryophytes of Gavdopoula island (S Aegean, Greece) and its phytogeographical significance. Willdenowia 41: 179-189. [Cited as Capparis orientalis.]
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève. [Cited as Capparis orientalis.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Capparis orientalis.]

Other Data

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