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: 6 taxa.

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

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.Cb,Lp,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
mauritiana Lam.E,Lk,SDescription, Image
mucronata Willd.[Agg]B,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
mucronata Willd. subsp. mucronata B,SLk,S,WDescription, Image
mucronata Willd. subsp. rhodesica R.B. Drumm.N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, 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 Malawi: Ziziphus
Flora of Mozambique: Ziziphus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ziziphus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ziziphus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ziziphus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ziziphus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ziziphus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ziziphus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ziziphus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ziziphus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=918, retrieved 23 August 2019

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