4861.000 Ziziphus Mill.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices; stipular spines usually paired. Leaves alternate, petiolate; lamina minutely serrate, 3-5-veined from the base. Cymes axillary or rarely terminal. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 0 or 5. Disk flat, covering the receptacle, 5-10-lobed or rarely entire. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit a drupe, usually 2-seeded.

Worldwide: 86 species in tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Cyrestis camillus (African map or -porcelain)
Ziziphus mucronata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.Cb,Lp,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
mauritiana Lam.E,Lk,SDescription, Image
mucronata Willd.B,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
pubescens Oliv. subsp. pubescens EEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ziziphus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ziziphus
Flora of Caprivi: Ziziphus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ziziphus
Flora of Malawi: Ziziphus
Flora of Mozambique: Ziziphus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ziziphus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ziziphus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ziziphus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ziziphus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ziziphus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ziziphus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ziziphus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ziziphus
JSTOR Plant Science: Ziziphus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ziziphus
Plants of the World Online: Ziziphus
Tropicos: Ziziphus
Wikipedia: Ziziphus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ziziphus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=918, retrieved 23 May 2024

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