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  Ziziphus nummularia
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Ziziphus nummularia (Burm.f.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 162. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 11: 633. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 220(158). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 101. 1988; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 236. 2000; P.V. Sreekumar & A.N. Henry in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 733. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 229. 2009. Rhamnus nummularia Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 61. 1768.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild jujube
  Description: Straggling shrub, 2-5 m high; branches divaricate, flexuous, tomentose when young; spines paired, one straight, very sharp, nearly as long as petiole, the other shorter, hooked. Leaves ovate, elliptic or orbicular, oblique or rounded at base, serrate at margin, acute or obtuse at apex, 1-2.5 x 0.5-1.8 cm, glabrous or tomentose above, tomentose to white-wooly beneath, 3-nerved at base. Inflorescences axillary 10-20 flowered cymes, short-peduncled or not. Flowers 4-5 mm across. Calyx lobes deltoid, acute, keeled nearly to base, 1.7-2.2 mm long. Petals obovate-spatulate, rounded or truncate at apex, 1-1.5 mm long. Stamens 0.8-1.2 mm long. Disc faintly 10-lobed. Ovary 2-loculed; style 2-cleft. Drupes globose, ca 0.8 cm, woody, glabrous, shining and black-red when ripe; seeds 1 or 2 compressed, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Kannur, Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: India and Central Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Panur
   
 
   
 
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