Taxon: Ziziphus obtusifolia (Hook. ex Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray

Genus: Ziziphus
Family: Rhamnaceae
      Tribe: Paliureae
Nomen number: 105422
Place of publication: Gen. Amer. bor. 2:170. 1849
Name Verified on: 06-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2008
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • gumdroptree  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • lotebush  (Source: F Tex) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur, - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California


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  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Johnston, M. C. 1963. The species of Ziziphus indigenous to United States and Mexico Amer. J. Bot. 50:1024.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. 1920 (TreesS Mex)


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