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Family: CAPPARACEAE 

 Maerua decumbens
 

Photo by Paul Latham.

  
Author:  Gordon Parker DeWolf  1964
Family:  Capparaceae
Habitat:  Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  1 (-2) metre
Flower:  White-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Blue Bush-Cherry
Synonyms:  Courbonia decumbens, Adolphe Théodore de Brongniart 1863
This member of the Capparaceae family was given this name by Gordon Parker DeWolf  in 1964. It is found in Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in sand or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to 25 centimetres and the plant can grow to one or even two metres height. The flowers are white to yellow.