Ziziphus jujuba

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Ziziphus jujuba Mill.
  • Synonyms : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
  • Common Name : Indian Jujube, Indian Plum, Bor, Mota Bor
  • Plant Family : Rhamnaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 15, 17, 22, 26, 27, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Basan, Aranya Van

About Ziziphus jujuba Plant :

  • Habit : A small thorny tree.
  • Leaves : Small, ovate or roundish, slightly oblique, glabrous above, buff hairy below, 3-nerved, stipulate, stipules spiny-one straight and other hooked.
  • Flowers :
    • Greenish-yellow, axillary cymes.
    • Calyx 5-fid, hairy.
    • Petals 5, hooked, rounded.
    • Stamens 5, enclosed in the petals.
    • Disk with 10 grooved lobes.
    • Ovary half sunk in disk, ovoid, styles 2, connate for about half their length.
  • Fruit : Globose, smooth, yellow, red all when ripe.  
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - October
  • Significance : Extensively cultivated for its fruits and timber.