Seaside Caper

Capparis sp., Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Scrambling seaside shrub with long whitish stamens and white petals. Leaves thick and nearly round.

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Savanna Caper

Capparis near Lake Baringo, Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Largly herbaceous shrubby plant with pale green petals and numerous white stamens.

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Boscia species in Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Small tree or shrub with thick lance-shaped leaves. Flowers in spherical clusters followed by berry-like fruit.

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Sticky Purple Cleome

Cleome in Nairobi, Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

A robust herbaceous plant with purple flowers, very long slender seed pods, and usually sticky foliage.

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Chinsaga leafy pot herb photo © Wikimedia Contributer Haplochromis

This herbaceous plant is a widely grown leafy vegetable. Leaves palmate. Flowers pale yellow. Pungent foliage.

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Cadaba caper in Nairobi, Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Stiff woody shrub with leathery leaves and worm-like seed pods. Pale yellow flowers with several long, fleshy stamens.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 15 Sept. 2015,
updated 4 Jan. 2017.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am so new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them I am teaching myself, sharing with others and happy to receive feedback from web site visitors.