Capparis mitchellii Lindl.

Half hardy, much branched shrub or small tree with ovate leaves, to 6cm, and white flowers, to 5cm diameter, followed by edible fruits, to 5cm diameter.  To 5m.  The fruit is edible but not particularly palatable.  [RHSD, FNSW].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues only [T.281/1850].  Probably obtained locally by Macarthur.


Published Mar 03, 2009 - 05:07 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 01:46 PM

More details about Capparis mitchellii Lindl.
Family Capparaceae
Region of origin

Australia, including NSW

  • Busbeckea mitchellii F.Muell.
Common Name

Wild orange, Native orange

Name in the Camden Park Record

Capparis Mitchellii

Confidence level high