Capparis spinosa – Caper Bush

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Pieris brassicae – Large Cabbage White by Milind Bhakare from Leh, Ladakh in 2015.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI:

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Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 31 Dec 2022. URL:

GRIN Taxonomy (2022): Germplasm Resources Information Network. Accessed on 31 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Bhakare, M. and N. Kawthankar 2024. Capparis spinosa L. – Caper Bush. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/04/23.