Zizyphus mauritiana

Zizyphus mauritiana

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(Chinee Apple)

FAMILY

Rhamnaceae

Species

Zizyphus mauritiana

Common name(s)

Chinee Apple (CLASS 2)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers greenish. Tree, spreading, to 6 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Stems zig-zag; a curved thorn below each leaf. Leaves alternate, with 3 main veins from base. Flowers with 5 small greenish-yellow petals hooding over the anthers. Fruit a fleshy edible drupe.

Zizyphus mauritiana