Taxon: Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.

Genus: Ziziphus
Family: Rhamnaceae
      Tribe: Paliureae
Nomen number: 42285
Place of publication: Encycl. 3:319. 1789
Name Verified on: 19-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 90 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Human food: fruit (fide F Iraq; Dict Econ Pl; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Invertebrate food: lac insects (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: wood (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004)
  • Weed: (in Australia fide Noxweed Aust; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Kiribati - Gilbert Islands
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


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