Taxon: Paliurus spina-christi Mill.

Genus: Paliurus
Family: Rhamnaceae
      Tribe: Paliureae
Nomen number: 26367
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Paliurus. 1768
Name Verified on: 06-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jul-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support (fide Dict Gard)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)


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