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Published In: Catalogue of Indian Plants 1: 31. 1833. (Cat. Indian Pl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-June.
Type: Type: Described from India.
Distribution: Distribution: Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The branches are often used for fencing the fields, the leaves are threshed out and used as fodder. Fruit edible. Leaves also applied in scabies and boils.
Illustration: Ziziphus nummularia (Burm. f.) Wight & Arn. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Near Malakand 18.6.70 M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 1689, (KUH); Peshawar Dist.: Jamrud. 28 May 1958 B.L. Burtt 693 (KUH); B-7 Between Haripur and Havelian 22.8.72 M. Qaiser, & A. Ghafoor 4893 (KUH); C-7 Attock Dist: Hasan Abdal 1700 ft. Dec. 1916. R.R. & I.D. Stewart 355 (RAW); D-6 1 mile from Korgari on way to Dera Ghazikhan on D.G. Khan & Loralai Road. 18.10.70 M. Qaiser 2522 (KUH); F-2 5 miles from Mund on way to Mund-Turbat Road on hills, soil gravel clay 13.2.69. S.I. Ali, S.A. Farooqi & Sultanul Abedin 946 (KUH); F-5 Sukkur, Dharo, growing along the dry river bed 31.7.1968 S.I. Ali & M. Maqsood 9 (KUH); G-4 7 miles from Hub Chauki, sandy soil. S.I. Ali & Sultanul Abedin 40 (KUH); University Campus Karachi 10.12.1961 Shamim Aisha s.n. (KUH); Manghopir, Karachi 10.9.1957 Anwar Iqbal s.n. (KUH); 3 miles from Thana Bulla Khan towards Hyderabad 10.10.77 Kamal Akhter & Nazimuddin 720 (KUH); University Campus Karachi 1963, K.S.A. Shah s.n. (KUH); 30 miles from Karachi near Gharo, saline soil 10.1. 69 S.I. Ali, S.A. Farooqi & Sultanul Abedin 204 (KUH); G-5 33 miles from Karachi on way to Thatta 1.10.75 S. Abedin & M. Qaiser 10001 (KUH); 3.5 miles from Hyderabad on way to Thatta 30.8.70 M. Qaiser & Saifullah 2163 (KUH); 2 miles from Chakdara on way to Zamir Garh. S. Abedin 7751 (KUH); G-5-6 Nagarparker sandy plain 16.8.68 S.I. Ali 1523 (KUH); Nagarparker hills near base of sand dune, soil sandy, 16.9.68 S.I. Ali 1520, 1523 (KUH); Vivawa, Nagarparker Road. Top Nallah 26.10.70 M. Qaiser, A. Ghafoor & Abrar Hussain 4150 (KUH).


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A bushy much branched shrub, branches divaricating, flexuous, tomentose, young branches puberulous, grey, spines in unequal pairs, bigger straight c. 1 cm long, smaller recurved, whitish tomentose when young. Leaves 1-2 cm x 0.5-2 cm, orbicular or ovate-orbicular to elliptic, dark green and densely pubescent above, densely velvety tomentose beneath, entire or serrate, apex obtuse apiculate or mucronate, base round to sub cordate, lateral nerves prominent, pedicel 2-3 mm long. Flowers 3-4 mm in diameter. Calyx pubescent, lobes c. 1.5 mm, ovate lanceolate. Petals cuneate longer than stamens c. 1.25 mm long, stamen included c. 1 mm long. Disc. 10-lobed, pitted. Styles 2, united to above the middle. Drupe globose, 5-10 mm long, reddish brown-black when ripe, 2 celled, 2 seeded.
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