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Rhamnaceae

Rhamnaceae Juss. - Buckthorn Family

1. Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.

(Paliurus mairei, Rhamnus jujuba, Ziziphus jujuba, Ziziphus mairei, Ziziphus muratiana, Ziziphus orthacantha, Ziziphus rotunda)

Common names: Chinee Apple, Jujube, Indian plum, Masau

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ziziphus mauritiana, also known as Ber, Chinee Apple, Jujube, Indian plum and Masau is a tropical fruit tree species belonging to the family Rhamnaceae.

LinkFruits of Jujube (Indian plum, Ziziphus mauritiana) in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2013
LinkFruit of jujube (Indian plum, Ziziphus mauritiana) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkJujube tree (Indian plum, Ziziphus mauritiana) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016

2. Ziziphus nummularia (Burm. f.) Wight & Walk.-Arn.

(Rhamnus microphylla, Ziziphus lotus, Ziziphus microphylla, Ziziphus rotundifolia)

Common names: kanar, nabg, kenar, Rhamnus nummularia, sidr, Jujube

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ziziphus nummularia, also called Jharber (Hindi: झड बेर), is a species of Ziziphus native to the Thar Desert of western India and southeastern Pakistan and south Iran (where it is called رمیلک ramilak in Persian).

LinkYoung shoots of Ziziphus nummularia (Sidra) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Thaghab Al Majda. North-western Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkZiziphus nummularia in a wadi on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, September 20, 2014
LinkFruits of sidra tree (Ziziphus nummularia) in Rawdat Mahyoub on roadside of a road to Al Jumayliyah in north-western Qatar, December 6, 2014
LinkFruits of sidra tree (Ziziphus nummularia) taken from Rawdat Mahyoub on a road to Al Jumayliyah in north-western Qatar, December 6, 2014
LinkLarge bush of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkA tree of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkSilty depression, with bushes of Ziziphus nummularia, near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkLarge vine of desert gourd (Citrullus colocynthis) growing over a bush of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkZiziphus nummularia bushes in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 24, 2015
LinkFruits of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 24, 2015
LinkSeedling of a desert bush Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkBushes of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, September 12, 2015
LinkLarge bush of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, September 12, 2015
LinkBrown caterpillar eating fresh leaves of sidra tree (Ziziphus nummularia) in on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkBrown furry caterpillar eating flowers of sidra tree (Ziziphus nummularia) in on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkFresh leaves on Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkYoung bush of Ziziphus nummularia in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSidra tree (Ziziphus nummularia) with fruits on roadside of Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkThousands of brown furry caterpillars eating leaves of Ziziphus nummularia in roadside depression near a road from Al Shahaniya to Al Samriya north-east from camel race track. Lekhraib, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkDry bushes of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression Thaghab Al Majda near a road to Zubara. Qatar, December 5, 2015
LinkA tree of Ziziphus nummularia in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, December 26, 2015

3. Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.

(Girtanneria spina-christi, Rhamnus divaricata, Rhamnus nabeca, Rhamnus recta, Rhamnus spina-christi, Ziziphus africana, Ziziphus heterogenea, Ziziphus iroensis, Ziziphus napeca, Ziziphus sonorensis, Ziziphus sphaerocarpa, Ziziphus spinosa)

Common names: areen, Christ's Thorn Jujube, Sidra tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ziziphus spina-christi, the Christ's Thorn Jujube, is an evergreen tree native to northern and tropical Africa and southern and Western Asia. It grows in Israel in valleys up to an elevation of 500m.

LinkFrightened calico cat sitting on sidra tree (Ziziphus spina-christi) near Central Fish Market, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2013
LinkLarge sidra tree (Ziziphus spina-christi) on Al Khattabi Street, Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2013
LinkSidra tree (Ziziphus spina-christi) with apple like fruits at Sikkat Al Hanan, Najma area. Doha, Qatar, June 7, 2013
LinkFruits of Christ's Thorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) collected near Dareen Tower in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, February 1, 2014
LinkFlowers of Christ's Thorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) collected near Dareen Tower in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, February 1, 2014
LinkClose up of a flower of Christ's Thorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) collected near Dareen Tower in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, February 1, 2014
LinkSword Roundabout with sidra trees (Ziziphus spina-christi) from Al Nada Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014
LinkFallen fruits (Kanar) of Christ's Thorn Jujube (sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) in Irkhaya Farms. South-western Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkFruits (Kanar) of Christ's Thorn Jujube (sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) in Irkhaya Farms. South-western Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkFlowers of Christ's Thorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 17, 2014
LinkTwig with flowers of Christ's Thorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) taken from Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 17, 2014
LinkShoot of Christ's Thorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 5, 2014
LinkThorn Jujube (Sidra tree, Ziziphus spina-christi) near Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 20, 2014
LinkSidra tree (Ziziphus spina-christi) with fruits on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016

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