Ziziphus spina-christi var. aucheri (Boiss.) Qaiser & Nazim., Fl. Pakistan 140: 16 1981. (syn: Ziziphus aucheri Boiss.);

Iran, Pakistan (Baluchistan, Rawalpindi) as per Catalogue of Life;



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Ziziphus spina-christi from Samba, J & K-GS10062020-1 : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)

Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 1:1105. 1798.  

Syn: Rhamnus spina-christi L.
Medium sized tree with glabrous leaves like Z. jujuba, but ovate-elliptic to orbicular in shape, obtuse at apex; spines paired, one erect, c. 2 cm long, the other recurved 5-8 mm long,; infl. tomentose with woolly pedicels.
Clicked from Samba, J & K.


This is a very common tree in Oman.


Catalogue of Life lists three varieties. Out of which Ziziphus spina-christi var. aucheri (Boiss.) M.Qaiser & S.Nazimuddin is reported from Pakistan.
Pl. confirm.


…, leaves are totally glabrous, so it should be type variety only


In your 1st images, I see ‘Leaves pubescent or at least pubescent at nerves beneath’

Yes … you are right.


Was it a cultivated one ?


Don’t remember now, roadsides in a small town


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