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

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.Description, Image
mauritiana Lam.Description, Image
mucronata Willd. subsp. mucronata SDescription, Image
pubescens Oliv. subsp. pubescens SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ziziphus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ziziphus
Flora of Caprivi: Ziziphus
Flora of Mozambique: Ziziphus
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ziziphus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=918, retrieved 17 March 2018

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