Wild Orange, Bush Orange, Bumbil, Bimbil
The Wild Orange (Capparis mitchellii) plant starts as a
tangled prickly scrambling shrub. It then develops one or more main stems,
growing into a small tree up to 6 m high, with rough dark trunk and a dense
canopy, usually occurring in isolation. The lower foliage is usually extensively
grazed by animals. The leaves are oval shaped and have a grey-green appearance.
The pale yellow flowers grows on a stem about 3-4 cm long, have cupped hairy
sepals, fringed petals 3 cm long and many stamens about 4 cm long. The fruit
grows into a globular shape about 30-75 mm in diameter at the end of the curved
stalk. The fruit is yellow when ripen, with some species being black when ripe.