Capparis jamaicensis

Species:Capparis jamaicensis Jacq.
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Status:Native, FAC (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Genus Capparis
Species Capparis jamaicensis Jacq. - JAMAICAN CAPERTREE


Citation CAPPARIS JAMAICENSIS Jacquin, Enum. Syst. Pl. 23. 1760.
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Type: JAMAICA: Without data (lectotype: Jacquin, Select. Stirp. Amer. Hist. t. 101. 1763). Lectotypified by Al-Shehbaz, in R. A. Howard, Fl. Lesser Antilles, Dicot. 1: 296. 1988.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Brevard USF  
Charlotte USF  
Collier USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Indian River PIHG  
Lee USF  
Manatee FLAS  
Martin FLAS  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys USF  
Pinellas USF  
Sarasota USF  
St. Lucie USF  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Quadrella jamaicensis Quadrella jamaicensis (Jacquin) J. Presl, in Berchtold & J. Presl, Prir. Rostlin 2: 261. 1825.BASIONYM: Capparis jamaicensis Jacquin 1760. 
Capparis emarginata Capparis emarginata A. Richard, in Sagra, Hist. Phys. Cuba, Bot. Pl. Vasc. 78, t. 9. 1841. TYPE: CUBA: Without data, Sagra s.n. (lectotype: P). Lectotypified by Al-Shehbaz, in R. A. Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Dicot. 1: 296. 1988.
Capparis jamaicensis var. emarginata Capparis jamaicensis Jacquin, var. emarginata (A. Richard) Grisebach, Fl. Brit. W.I. 18. 1859.BASIONYM: Capparis emarginata A. Richard 1841. 
Capparis longifolia Capparis longifolia Swartz, Prodr. 81. 1788. TYPE: JAMAICA: Without data, Swartz s.n. (holotype: S).
Quadrella jamaicensis forma longifolia Quadrella jamaicensis (Jacquin) J. Presl, forma longifolia (Swartz) Iltis, in Iltis & Cornejo, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas. 4: 98. 2010.BASIONYM: Capparis longifolia Swartz 1788.