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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Cyrestis camillus (African map or -porcelain) Larval foodplant
Ziziphus mauritiana

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

mauritiana Lam.Description, 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 Zambia: Ziziphus
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ziziphus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=918, retrieved 27 October 2016

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