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Cappardaceae, Capparis cartilaginea, Shafallah, Lasaf, Kabar, Oman, Southern Coast

April 30, 2009

Shafallah is a perennial shrub found growing prostrate or scrambling, typically in rocky ground and out of rock cliffs.

The floral buds are presumably pickled and eaten as capers. I’m looking for more information.

This is one of a series of photographs from an island off the southern coast of Oman. A reader ID’d this one for me, for which I am very apprciative.

If you read this post and know of resources regarding flora of the Arabian Peninsula, I would be very interested in any info. See “Oman” category for more photos of plants in the region.

Flora of Oman

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2009 10:08:43 am

    Probably Capparis cartilaginea – fairly common in Dhofar where it likes exposed conditions and cliff faces .
    Was the island an islet or one of the Hallanayats?

  2. May 1, 2009 10:08:42 pm

    Ths island is Al-Sawda, or Al Souda. Thanks for the ID.

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