- Family: Capparidaceae
- Form: Evergreen shrub or small tree reaching 20 ft. tall
- Leaves: Simple, alternate, glabrous, orangish petioles, slightly emarginate apices. Green, glabrous upper leaf surface, lepidote underside.
- Stem/Bark: Single- or multiple-trunk
- Flower: Bisexual, four white petals, white with pink center, long filaments
- Fruit: Dehiscing long-stalked capsule
- Comments: There is a similar native, C. flexuosa, which can be distinguished by a glabrous lower leaf surface and sprawling growth habit. Was Capparis cynophallophora, became C. jamaicensis and is now Quadrella jamaicensis.
- Additional Resources:
UF IFAS Extension Native Plant Fact Sheet Listings