Zizyphus for id , Koteshwar, Gujarat, Aug-2015 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Please identify this shrub found near Koteshwar, Narayan Sarovar WLS, local people say its flowering & fruiting from December onwards.
Ziziphus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
is there a local gujarati name ?
no idea, here is the BSI key – http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=4620&type=3
Some people call it as “Bairoli” it has round medium size fruits, size similar to Z. xylopyrus fruits, even green colored fruits also tastes sweet.
is that gujarati name for this fruit?
I am not sure, but the guy who told me the local name was seems to be Gujarati from his accent.
From above link————————-
Small shrubs with divaricate branches; young parts chestnut coloured, downy; stipular spines 2, upto 1 cm long, tomentose at base, one straight and shorter, the other recurved. Leaves alternate, orbiculate, 1.5 -3.5 x 1 – 2.5 cm, subcordate, coriaceous, glabrous above, downy beneath, 3-nerved from base, apical truncate portion irregularly dentate; nerves extending up to apex; midrib with 2 – 3 equal, secondary veins; petioles 5 mm long. Cymes axillary, sessile, tomentose. Flowers 4 – 5 mm across; buds hemispherical; pedicels up to 4 mm long. Calyx lobes deltoid, 2 – 2 .5 mm long, acute, pubescent without, glabrous within. Petals spathulate, 1.5 -1 .8 mm long, cucullate, rounded at apex. Stamens 1.2 -1.6 mm long; filaments acicular. Disc 10-lobed with 10 furrows, glabrous. Ovary bicarpellary, superior; styles 2, connate up to the middle, divergent near the apex. Fruits globose, yellow when ripe. Seeds 1-2, compressed, black.
Fl. & Fr. : Oct. – March.
Distrib. India : On rocks. Rajasthan.
Notes. Z. truncata Blatt. & Hallb. is closely allied to Z. nummularia (Burm.f.) Wight & Arn. but differs in shape size and texture of leaves.
Experts please verify
It’s more than two months and no one there even to suggest a probability! Since leaves are not with apical truncate portion (+irregularly dentate) it is unlikely to be Z. truncata.
Better goes with Z. xylopyrus (a) (Retz.) WIlld.
Surely not Z. xylopyrus, since I have seen it numerous times in field across India. It is something else.
Fruiting season Dec- Feb. as per info given by local people.
Going by the BSI key Provided by … it is not conclusive to mention the plant in concern is Z. truncata as inflorescence and other observation are required. the diagnostic character i found in this plant is the apiculate apex of leaves.
while workign on flora of Mumbai i observed that the juvenile plants of Zizuphus show much contrasting and varid characters as compared to mature plants.
inflorescence and other character are necessary for proper identification of this plant ..this is what i feel.
you can go through following links for further observations