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Ziziphus oxyphylla Edgew.

Rhamnaceae.
Local Name:
Took Bari, Phitni.
Synonym:
Ziziphus acuminata Royle
Habit and Habitat:
A spiny shrub with slender reddish brown branches widespread in sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves ovate-lanceolate, simple and acuminate. Inflorescence axillary cymes.Flower actinomorphic, greenish-yellow. Fruit a drupe, subglobose, red, turn orange-black on maturity.
Flowering and Fruiting:
May-September.
Harvesting Time:
May-November.
Medicinal Value:
Locally root decoction, rich in minerals used as man tonic.Fruit is edible, treats hypertension. Root bark is used for treatment of jaundice and diabetes.
Part Used:
Fruit and root.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Oil Extraction, Herbal Pharmacy.
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