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|Botanical Name||Ziziphus jujuba|
|Synonyms||W. tomentosa Roem. & Schult.|
|Collection Locale||Tropical areas, INDIA|
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|Location||All Countries Except India|
Jujuba Ziziphus a deciduous tree, up to 12m in height, sometimes a large bush, found both cultivated and naturalized in Punjab. Leaves ovate to oblong-oval or nearly lanceolate, 2.5-5cm long, obtusely serrate; spines usually two, one of them mostly recurved; fruits oblong to ovoid or subglobose, 3cm or less in length.It is believe that this species is a native of North china, from where it was introduced into west Asia 2500-3000 years ago. The Greeks and Romans become acquainted with it and carried it into Barbary (North Africa) and Spain. ALater, the species become naturalized in the areas of its cultivation. There is hardly any authentic record of its introduction into India.