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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Tree, shrub [ vine].
Stem: branches alternate, flexible or stiff, ± 2–3-ranked; twigs ± pendent, zigzag.
Leaf: clustered on short- shoots or not, deciduous or not, petioled; stipules ± spine-like or not, unequal; blade elliptic to obovate, ± entire to serrate, 1–5-ribbed from base.
Inflorescence: cyme or small panicle.
Flower: hypanthium surrounding base of ovary; sepals 5; petals 5, < to > sepals; stamens 5; disk thick, ± obscuring ovary in early flower; ovary widely attached at base, chambers 2, each 1-ovuled, stigma 2-lobed.
Fruit: drupe, stone 1.
100 species: generally tropics. (Latin: from Arabic "zizouf", common jujube, Ziziphus zizyphus) [Islam & Simmons 2006 Syst Bot 31:826–842]
Unabridged references: [Johnston 1963 Amer J Bot 50:1020–1027]
1. Tree, leaves >= 25 mm, blade shiny adaxially ..... Z. zizyphus
1' Shrub; leaves <= 25 mm, blade not shiny adaxially
2. Fr 7–10 mm, blue-black, not beaked ..... Z. obtusifolia var. canescens
2' Fr 10–25 mm, brown, beaked ..... Z. parryi var. parryi
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