African Plant Database

Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Protologue : Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 1: 251 (1809) 
Information on the genus : Ziziphus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ziziphus mucronata Willd. subsp. mucronata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ziziphus baclei DC.
=Ziziphus madecassus H. Perrier (1943)
=Ziziphus adelensis Delile
=Ziziphus bubaliana Schult.
=Ziziphus mitis A. Rich.
Taxon infra-specific
Ziziphus mucronata Willd. subsp. mucronata
Ziziphus mucronata subsp. rhodesica R.B. Drumm. (1965)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub often straggling or subscandent,or tree 4-15-30 m tall,armed with spinous stipules or rarely unarmed,spines of a pair pointing in different directions;bark of bole dark grey,smooth to rough to corrugated,fissured into small rectangular pieces[…]
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Ecology : Dry savannas; soils with fine gravel or rocky; termite mounds; depressions or near pond; deep red soil; sandy soil; muddy-sandy soil; Acacia-Terminalia, Acacia-Balanites, Anogeissus-Boswellia woodland and bushland; Acacia woodland on alluvial soils[…]
  Tree of many uses, also grown as a hedge. Similar to Z. spina-christi and Z. zeyheriana.
  S. Africa, Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, Swaziland; Arabia (in Yemen threatened, fide M. Hall & al., Edinb. J. Bot. 65: 134, 2008); Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:324 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 307
  • Boissiera 55: 158 (1998).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°177299 modified 2008-05-26
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