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Species profile—Capparis humistrata

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Capparaceae
Scientific name
Capparis humistrata (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
WildNet taxon ID
9497
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Medium
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Capparis humistrata is a spreading shrub to 1.5m tall. The twigs are slender and covered in dense hairs to 1mm long. It has straight, needle-like spines that are 6-8mm long. The leaves are ovate in shape, covered in hairs, and 22-27mm long, on stalks 1-2mm long.
The solitary flowers are on stalks 8-30mm long. The petals are white, ovate in shape, about 12mm long and have hairs at the base. The fruit is a smooth globular berry, 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter.
Distinguished from other species of Capparis in the area by the small leaves less than 3 cm long. (Hewson 1982)
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Distribution
Capparis humistrata is endemic to central-eastern Queensland, between Marlborough and Bouldercombe. It is also recorded further north near Dingo in central Queensland. (Hewson 1982; Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-21.9401053, 148.4927612
-23.5694494, 150.342749
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Capparis humistrata grows in eucalypt woodland with a shrubby understorey, on stony hard ridges and serpentinite soil. It also occurs on the margins of brigalow forest on sandy soil. (Hewson 1982)
Reproduction
Flowers have been recorded for March, May and December, and fruits have been recorded in November and December.
Notes
Contributors: Gordon Guymer, Mellisa Mayhew 18/06/2009
References
Herbrecs (2008). Queensland Herbarium specimen records, viewed 25/09/2008
Hewson, H.J. in George, A.S. (Ed) (1982). Capparaceae, Flora of Australia, Volume 8: 216. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
Profile author
Gordon Guymer (18/06/2009)

Other resources

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=9497

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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