Rahul Sharma

Capparis spinosa subsp. nummularia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Capparaceae
Rank  Subspecies
Order  Brassicales
Genus  Capparis
Capparis spinosa subsp. nummularia wwwausemadecomauntdestinationaalicesprings
Similar  Capparis mitchellii, Marsdenia australis, Australian desert raisin, Capparis lasiantha, Acacia murrayana

Wild passionfruit, or (locally) caperbush, is an Australian native plant. It is a subspecies of the caper adapted to deserts.

Its name in the Arrernte language of Central Australia is Merne arrutnenge.

Wild passionfruit is a tasty bush tucker food. When it ripens, the skin turns orange and splits open and the little black seeds become visible. It is then ready to eat. The seeds are hot and spicy when crushed. It grows prolifically in riverbanks in the desert.

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Capparis spinosa subsp. nummularia Wikipedia


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