Ziziphus zeyheriana Sond.

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Ziziphus zeyheriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Ziziphus zeyheriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Ziziphus zeyheriana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka game reserve

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Common names: Dwarf buffalo-thorn (English)
Status: Native
Shrublet, up to 50 cm, with erect annual stems growing from a creeping rhizome. Leaves ovate, 3-veined from the base; margins finely serrate. Stipules in the form of opposite spines, usually on straight, one hooked. Flowers in small axillary clusters, greenish-yellow. Fruits up to 8 mm in diameter.
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Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1560 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Tarucus sybaris sybaris (Food plant)
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Drummond, R.B. (1966). Rhamnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 421 - 423. As Ziziphus zeyherana (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 96.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ziziphus zeyheriana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137690, retrieved 23 March 2017

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