African Plant Database


Ziziphus abyssinica Hochst.
Family : RHAMNACEAE
Protologue : Schimperi iter Abyssinici sectio iii: 1694.
Information on the genus : Ziziphus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ziziphus mauritiana var. abyssinica (Hochst.) Fiori
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ziziphus atacorensis A. Chev. (1947)
=Ziziphus atacorensis var. oblongifolia A. Chev.
=*Ziziphus baguirmiae A. Chev. (1913)
=*Ziziphus mauritiana auct. sensu Suesseng. in Engl. & Prantl p.p., non Lam.
=Ziziphus jujuba f. oblongifolia Engl.
=Ziziphus jujuba var. nemoralis Sim
=Ziziphus jujuba var. obliquifolia Engl.
=Ziziphus xylopyrus Hochst. ex A. Rich. 1847 nom. in syn., non (Retz.) Willd. 1797
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree with spreading crown and drooping branches, 2-3-6-13 m tall, armed; thorns curved; trunk to 25 cm Ø; bark grey, very deeply furrowed or fissured; branchlets densely rusty pubescent to tomentose, zig-zag;[?]
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Ecology : Savanna on various soils incl. sands; Combretum, Terminalia and Acacia woodland; wooded bushland; mixed wood and thickets along rivers; margins of primitive woods; Loudetia arundinacea grassland with scattered trees of Terminalia laxiflora[?]
  Very variable.
  400-2200 m alt. Sometimes cultivated (live hedge).

Bibliography other :
  • Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 136 (1847).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 139 (1986).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 550 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 83598
 
Record n°83598 modified 2012-04-20
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