Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Capparaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Cleome viscosa L.

English Name : Yellow Spider Flower
Irula Name : Kaatu belai
Tamil Name : Naivelai, Naikadugu
Hindi Name : Hurhur
Malayalam Name : Ariavala

Habit : A small herb.

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Cleome gynandra L.

English Name : Whiskered Spider Flower
Irula Name : Bhurlai
Tamil Name : Nallavelai
Hindi Name : Aajgandha


Habit : A much branched annual herb.

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Cleome felina L.f.







Habit : A prostrate herb.

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Capparis zeylanica L.

English Name : Ceylon Caper
Irula Name : Kaatu thotti
Tamil Name : Suduthoratti, Morandan, Ekkathari
Hindi Name : Ardanda


Habit : A large climbing shrub with hooked spines.

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Capparis sepiaria L.

English Name : Hedge Caper
Irula Name : Katharigai
Tamil Name : Kaatukathiri, Thoratti
Hindi Name : Heens, Kanthari


Habit : A large straggling shrub.

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