Jamaica Caper - Capparis cynophallophora
Typically less than 20 feet tall, or sometimes shrubby, this is a southern Florida species of hammocks and shell middens, attaining its greatest size in the Florida Keys. It also is native to the West Indies and Central America. The small trunk is covered in a red-brown outer bark and an inner bark that is spicy in taste. The four-inch leaves are often notched, yellowish-green above, and covered with tiny scales beneath. Purplish flowers are composed of four petals and sepals.