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  Ziziphus glabrata
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Ziziphus glabrata Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 159. 1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 633. 1875; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 229. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 68. 2002. Ziziphus trinervia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 606. 1832; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 220(158). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karakodamaram
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high; bark dark brown, blaze orange-red; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate; stipule filiform, cauducous; petiole 3-5 mm, stout, pubescent; lamina 1.5-10.3 x 1.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-orbicular, or ovate, base obtuse, round or asymmetrical, apex obtuse and retuse, margin crenulate, the crenations tipped with callous points, glabrous, shining above, tomentose on nerves beneath, coriaceous; 3-ribbed from the base, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, 7 mm across, in axillary, peduncled cymes; bracteoles subulate; pedicel to 2 m; calyx tube 1.5-2 mm; lobes 5, pubescent outside, triangular, keeled within, deflexed, valvate; petals 5, 1.5 mm, obovate; disc 10 lobed, entire; stamens 5, opposite to and enclosed in the petals and usually longer than them; filaments flattened; ovary embedded in the disc, 2-celled, ovule solitary; styles 2, connate upto the middle; stigma 2. Fruit a drupe, globose obovoid, to 6 mm across, 1-2-celled, yellow when ripe, rugose; seeds 1 or 2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Bangladesh and Bhutan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Keerapady
   
 
   
 
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