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

Botswana: 2 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 divisionsContent
mucronata Willd.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
zeyheriana Sond.SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ziziphus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Ziziphus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ziziphus
Flora of Malawi: Ziziphus
Flora of Mozambique: Ziziphus
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Ziziphus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=918, retrieved 25 June 2024

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