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Ziziphus horrida Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 159. 1821; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India I: 636. 1875.

Shrubs or small trees; branches slender, divaricate, glabrous; thorns paired, one straight, 1.7 cm long, other recurved, 5 mm long, glabrous, hard, shining with broad base. Leaves alternate, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, 0.8 -1.8 x 0.7-1.8 cm, apex acute, base rounded, crenate, basally 3-nerved; petioles 2 mm long. Flowers 4 mm across; pedicels shorter than the peduncles. Calyx lobes deltoid, 2 mm long, acute, pubescent without, glabrous within, keeled up to the middle, thickened at the apex and margin. Petals broadly obovate, 1.5 mm long, very long clawed. Stamens equal to petals. Disc 5-angled, not pitted. Ovary tricarpellary, trilocular. Drupes globose, woody, 3-celled. Seeds 3, black, compressed.

Distrib. India : Only on hills. Maharashtra.

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