Talk:Capparis sandwichiana

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Maiapilo or pua pilo[edit]

Pua pilo - pua looks straightforward; flower/flowerhead/plant.

Maiapilo - IONO. mai'a (Musa spp.) perhaps? Cf. analogy between "banana poka" Passiflora mollissima and Musa. P. mollissima and Capparis have fruit which look superficially similar enough.

Leaves pilo. Pukui/Elbert (pocket) has stuff like stinking swamps and bad breath that are pilo. "Mud" and "swamp" yield no backref to pilo, and "stink" does not exist. IONO again; capers might be rather funky to the inexperienced palate. I don't guess someone has ever tsted these things and is willing to discuss it (I don't think it would be legal either). Maybe that particular species DOES give you bad breath. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 05:05, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Native Caper[edit]

Originally Native Caper was listed as a name for this plant, but that is extremely ambiguous. There about 50 species of caper, and they all have to be native somewhere. It is the name used by the USDA, for example, so making Native Caper redirect here is not a bad idea.--TDogg310 (talk) 16:12, 20 January 2011 (UTC)