USDA and NRCS Identifier NRCS Logo
 
Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Capparis cynophallophora L.
Jamaican caper
CACY

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 33
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 20.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Irregular
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1280
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 7840
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/09/2020 01:23 AM CDT