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3. Ziziphus nummularia (Burm. f.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Penins. Ind. Or. 162. 1834. Lawson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:633. 1875; Nairne, Fl. Pl. W. India, 59. 1894; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 2. 83. 1921; Maheshwari, Fl. Delhi 102. 1963; Burkill, Work. List. Fl. Fl. Baluch. 26. 1903; R.R. Stewart l.c. 469; Browicz, l.c. 6.

Vern.: Malla, Jher beri.


  • Rhamnus nummularia Burm. f.
  • Ziziphus rotundifolia Lam.

    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.

    Fl. Per.: March-June.

    Type: Described from India.

    Distribution: Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

    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.


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