Capparis lanceolaris DC.
Candolle, A.P. de (1824) Prodromus 1: 248. Type: Java, Leschenault; holo: P. Fide Hewson (1982).
Native Caper; Caper, Native
Vine stem diameters to 4 cm recorded.
Leaf blades about 6-12 x 1.9-5 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.5 cm long. Stipules often present as recurved spines, about 1.5-2 mm long. Lateral veins about 9-14 on each side of the midrib, forming distinct loops inside the blade margin. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in prostrate, pale brown hairs.
Fruits borne on long stalks. Fruits sub-globose, about 2.5-3.5 cm diam. Seeds about 6-12 mm long. Fide Hewson (1982).
Features not available.
This species is used medicinally by northern Aborigines. Cribb (1981).