Ziziphus pubescens Oliv.
subsp. pubescens

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Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village.

Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village.

Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village.

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Common names: Small jujube (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small unarmed tree. Leaves narrowly ovate, more or less hairy on both surfaces, 3-veined from a more or less symmetrical base; margin finely toothed. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, small, yellowish. Fruit ovoid, c. 1 cm long, reddish-brown when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
Habitat: In coastal forest, sand forest and riverine fringes.
Altitude range: Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Tarucus sybaris sybaris (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Monday 9 February 2015

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 552. As Ziziphus pubescens (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 667.

Drummond, R.B. (1966). Rhamnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 424.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 70.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 86.

Other sources of information about Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens:

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Flora of Mozambique: Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens
Flora of Zambia: Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ziziphus pubescens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ziziphus pubescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ziziphus pubescens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ziziphus pubescens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ziziphus pubescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ziziphus pubescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Ziziphus pubescens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ziziphus pubescens
Plants of the World Online: Ziziphus pubescens
Tropicos: Ziziphus pubescens
Wikipedia: Ziziphus pubescens

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 Malawi: Species information: Ziziphus pubescens subsp. pubescens.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137680, retrieved 22 April 2024

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