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|Family: Rhamnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ziziphus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ziziphus zizyphus (L.) H. Karst.
Habit: Tree, < 12 m. Stem: bark gray to black, shaggy; twigs pendent, zigzag. Leaf: deciduous; blade 25--60 mm, elliptic to obovate, +- leathery, bright green, shiny adaxially, paler, dull abaxially, margin serrate. Inflorescence: 2--8-flowered clusters at nodes on twigs. Flower: hypanthium 2--2.2 mm wide, green; sepals < petals, both yellow; stamens < petals; pistil green. Fruit: Fleshy, red.
Ecology: Occasional garden escape; Elevation: 270 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNF, n ScV; Distribution Outside California: United States, Old World. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Correct name could become Ziziphus jujuba Mill.
Synonyms: Ziziphus jujuba Mill.
Unabridged Note: A proposal (1753; Kirkbride et al. 2006 Taxon 55:1049--1050) has been made to conserve Ziziphus jujuba against Ziziphus zizyphus, but until such time as that proposal is given final approval, the nomenclaturally correct name for Ziziphus jujuba Mill., nom. cons. prop. is Ziziphus zizyphus (L.) H. Karst. nom. rej. prop. Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. reported from California in error (USDA Plants Database).
eFlora Treatment Author: John O. Sawyer, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2017. Ziziphus zizyphus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=48939, accessed on March 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 26, 2017.