M. QAISER AND S. NAZIMUDDIN
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.