Capparis decidua

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Capparis decidua
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Capparaceae
Genus: Capparis
Species: C. decidua
Binomial name
Capparis decidua
(Forssk.) Edgew.
Synonyms

Capparis aphylla

Capparis decidua is commonly known as karir, kair, kirir, karril, etc. It is either a small tree with many branches or a shrub of the Thar desert and other hot and dry regions in southern Asia. It has a lot of thin, leafless branches, the small leaves being found only on young shoots. It rarely grows above a height of 5 meters (15 feet). The berries can be eaten and mixed with sangri (beans from the tree prosopis cineraria) form a vegetable dish called "Kair sangri" in Rajasthan, India, which is a delicacy to many.