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Ziziphus funiculosa Buch. - Ham. ex M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 636. 1875.

Abor, Miri : Tatke-riubi; Asm. : Bons-boguri; Mikir : Ingsudompo,.

Large climbing shrubs; branches slender, golden silky hairy, glabrous with age; internodes 1-5 cm long; prickles stout, recurved, glabrous or slightly pubescent at base. Leaves alternate, obliquely ovate or elliptic-oblong, 5-10 x 2-4 cm, oblique at base, serrate, glabrous, slightly pubescent on nerves, basally 3-nerved, petioles 0.8-1 cm long, pubescent. Inflorescence panicles. Flowers 5 mm across. Calyx lobes deltoid, 2 mm long, acute, glabrous within, tomentose without, thickened at the margins and at triangular apex. Petals obovate, 1.5 mm long, spreading. Stamens 5, equal to petals; filaments flat. Disc 5-lobed, sometimes faintly 10-lobed, glabrous, thickened around the ovary. Ovary bicarpellary, bilocular, glabrous; style 2-cleft nearly to base, curved near apex. Drupes ovate, 1.3-1.8 cm long, yellow, 1-celled, glabrous, with scanty pulp. Seeds 1, black, 1 x 1 cm, compressed.

Fl. & Fr. : March - Oct.

Distrib. India : Kashmir, West Bengal and Assam.

Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malesia and Borneo.

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