Capparis lucens Hauman (1950:191)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Ntore et al., 2019) or Invalid (synonym of C. tomentosa) (POWO, 2024)

Last (and only) record: 1933 (Ntore et al., 2019)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hauman, L. and Wilczek, R. (1951). Capparidaceae. Institut National pour l'Etude Agronomique du Congo Belge (I.N.E.A.C.), Bruxelles.


Other references:

Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Ntore, S., Beentje, H. J., Fischer, E., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Kayombo, C., Luke, W. R. Q. and Nshutiyayesu, S. (2019). Capparis lucens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T103565557A103648232. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

POWO. (2024). Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 3 May 2024]


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