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Related to Capparis spinosa: caper, Cichorium intybus

caper,

common name for members of the Capparidaceae, a family of tropical plants found chiefly in the Old World and closely related to the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, or Brassicaceae, a large family chiefly of herbs of north temperate regions. The easily distinguished flowers of the Cruciferae have four petals arranged diagonally ("cruciform") and alternating with the four sepals.
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 family). Capparis spinosa is cultivated in the Mediterranean area for its flower buds—capers—which are pickled and used as a condiment. The spiderflower (Cleome spinosa) is a common garden annual. The family also includes a few species indigenous to the United States, e.g., the burro-fat (Isomeris), a common desert shrub of the Southwest. The caper family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales).

caper

1. a spiny trailing Mediterranean capparidaceous shrub, Capparis spinosa, with edible flower buds
2. any of various similar plants or their edible parts
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Although, all the samples exhibited nematicidal activity but polar fractions of Peganum harmala, Clematis orientalis, and Capparis spinosa were found to be significant.
Antioxidant activity and biological evaluation of hot-water extract of Artemisia monosperma and Capparis spinosa against lead contamination.
Capparis spinosa belongs to the family capparaceae, which comprises 33 genera and 700 species, most of which are herbs, small shrubs and trees, found frequently in the tropical and subtropical regions with an aired climate of hemisphere.
Plants so far studied showing insecticidal or repellent effect to sandflies are Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) (41-42), Solanum jasminoides (Solanaceae), Bougainvillea glabra (Nyctaginaceae) (41), Capparis spinosa (Capparidaceae) (41-42), Solanum luteum (Solanaceae), Malva nicaeensis (Malvaceae) (42), Tagetes minuta Linnaeus (Asteraceae), Acalypha fruticosa Forssk (Euphorbiaceae), Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Effect of temperature and light on seed germination of capers (Capparis spinosa L.) Tohumlarinin Cimlenmesine Farkli Sicaklik ve Isiklandirmanin Etkisi).
Antihepatotoxic activity of p-methoxy benzoic acid from Capparis spinosa. J Ethnopharmacol 1999; 66 : 187-92.
Each capsule contains Name of the herb Parts used Quantity Extracts of Capparis spinosa Root 49 mg Cichorium intybus Seed 49 mg Solanum nigrum Whole plant 25 mg Terminalia arjuna Bark 25 mg Cassia occidentals Seed 13 mg Achillea millefolium Aerial part 13 mg Tamarix gallica Whole plant 13 mg
- Capers are the unopened green flower buds of the spiny Mediterranean shrub Capparis Spinosa, which also grows in North Africa and California.
(1975); Brassica sp.: Essig (1953); Capparis spinosa: Essig (1953); Capsella bursa pastoris: Valencia et al.
A CAPER is the flower bud of the Capparis Spinosa bush found in the Mediterranean and parts of Asia.
These tiny, pungent spheres are actually the pickled flower buds of an attractive shrub (Capparis spinosa) that is common in the Mediterranean region but oddly rare in this country.