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Caper-fruited Tropidocarpum
Tropidocarpum capparideum
About Caper-fruited Tropidocarpum (Tropidocarpum capparideum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Tropidocarpum is a genus of flowering plants in the mustard family. There are two to four species, one of which is extremely rare. Tropidocarpum capparideum, the caper-fruited tropidocarpum, is a plant endemic to California generally considered to be extinct since the 1950s, but has been reported since. Specimens were collected at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, in 2000 and 2001. Its status is currently in debate. The other member of the genus, the dobie pod, T. gracile, is a common mustardlike plant in California and Baja California. It is proposed that two other plants in separate monotypic genera, Twisselmannia and Agallis, be moved to Tropidocarpum. Accepted species as of March 2014:
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.6" - 24.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 0.45", Coldest Month: 41.1" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 70.2" - 77.4", Humidity: 1.15" - 25.63", Elevation: 16" - 1223"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Caperfruit Tropidocarpum

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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