Capparis cynophallophora L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 504 (1753)
This species is a synonym of Morisonia cynophallophora

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela. [Cited as Capparis flexuosa.]
  • Iltis, H.H. & Cornejo, X. (2010). Studies in Capparaceae XXVIII: the Quadrella cynophallophora complex. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 4: 93-115. [Cited as Quadrella cynophallophora.]

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

  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L. Englera 29-1: 1-438. [Cited as Capparis cynophallophora.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Capparis cynophallophora.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at and
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