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Capparis decidua
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Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
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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.khair is also used for preparing pickle and can be stored for long time . They are highly tolerant to salinity of soil (8 mmhos) . These plants grow in extremely scarce condition of water ( xerophytes ) like ber .

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