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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
Areen, Christ's Thorn Jujube, Sidra tree
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.[+]
Ziziphus spina-christi has significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims, and is by some traditions the tree from which Jesus's Crown of Thorns was made.
The ripe fruits are edible and the flowers are an important source of honey in Eritrea and Yemen.
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.