Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Ziziphus jujuba Mill.

Family: Rhamnaceae Genus: Ziziphus Species:  Ziziphus jujuba Mill.






Synonym  Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.,  Ziziphus Sativa Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Indian Jujube, Chinese Date, Ber Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Red Date, Korean Dat, Indian Date Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Boroi Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1650 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit is an edible oval 1.5–3 cm deep when immature it is smooth-green looking like a small date
Habitat Occurs in dry gravelly or stony slopes of hills and mountains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, China Bangladesh, Nepal, Iran and Pakistan, Bark Details Bark very thorny, dense, irregular, thin, gray, smooth
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a small deciduous tree or shrub reaching a height of 5–12 metres (16–39 ft) usually with thorny branches Leaf Details The leaves are shiny-green, ovate-acute, 2–7 cm wide and 1–3 cm broad

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details