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1. Berchemia floribunda (Wall.) Brongn. in Ann. Sci. Nat. Ser. (10): 357. t. 13. 1826. Lawson in Hook. f., l.c.; Parker, l.c.; Brandis, For. Fl. 91. 1874; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 91. 1916; R.R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali. Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 466. 1972.


  • Ziziphus floribunda Wall.

    A large shrub, sometimes scandent; young branches glaucous, twigs tapering and cylindrical. Leaves 5-12 x 2.5-4 cm, ovate-elliptic oblong, acute-acuminate entire, rounded or cordate, ± glaucous and paler beneath with 8-11 pairs of lateral nerves, petiole 1-2 cm long, stipules entire, 2-fid, deciduous. Flowers in fascicles of 3-6, arranged in large terminal 12-15 cm long, pubescent, panicle, sessile to sub-sessile, pedicel c. 1 mm long. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes lanceolate, acute, 2-3 mm long. Petals spathulate shorter than the calyx lobes, c. 1 mm long. Ovary conical, style short. Drupe 8-10 mm long, cylindrical, pyrene flattened, smooth.

    Fl. Per.: July-September.

    Type: Described from Birma, Tang-Dong, Wallich 4259 (K-W).

    Distribution: Tropical Himalayas, Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Sikkim and Khasia Mts.


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