African Plant Database


Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Family : RHAMNACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Atlant. 1: 201 (1798) 
Information on the genus : Ziziphus
Basionym : Rhamnus spina-christi L.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (problematic)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf. var. spina-christi
 Rhamnus spina-christi L. (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ziziphus iroensis A. Chev. (1913)
=Ziziphus spina-christi var. mitissima Chiov.
=Rhamnus nabeca Forssk.
=Ziziphus africana Mill.
=Ziziphus nabeca (Forssk.) Lam.
=Ziziphus sphaerocarpa Tul.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf. var. spina-christi
Ziziphus spina-christi var. microphylla Hochst. ex A. Rich.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Ecology : Near water in dry areas, along semi-desert washes; valleys and water depressions on light silty soils in short grass savanna. 0-2400 m alt
  Probably spontaneous in the Near- and Middle East in the dry parts of Egypt and N tropical Africa (some of the populations occurring in wadis and riverbeds in Ethiopia are probably native; probably not in Cameroon). […]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 152497
 
Record n°152497
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