Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.

  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rhamnaceae
  • Species : Ziziphus mauritiana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ziziphus jujuba Mill.
  • Common name : Common Jujube, Indian Jujube
  • Vernacular name : Badarah, Kolahi (San.); Ber (Hin.); Bugari mara, Bare hannina mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8966, KFP 10044
  • Key identification features : A low, much-branched, spinuous tree with an erect stem. Bark is dark brown and highly furrowed with corky appearance. The branchlets, petiole and underside of leaves are white tomentose. Leaves are simple, elliptic-ovate to orbicular, palmately nerved with stipules modified into hooked spines. Flowers are small, in axillary clusters, bisexual with a prominent intra-staminal disc. Fruit is an orange-red berry.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Scared tree; the globose or ovoid fruits are edible. Leaves are used for feeding Tussar silkworm.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bijapur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Dharwad, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis


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