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Ziziphus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Bucculatrix zizyphella, which feeds exclusively on the genus, and Endoclita malabaricus. In ancient times the fruits What does ziziphus lotus mean? Ziziphus lotus is a deciduous shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, including the Sahara in Morocco and also Somalia. In excessively sandy or clay soils which may be affected by standing water, the plants do not grow well. Scientific name i: Ziziphus lotus: Taxonomy navigation › Ziziphus. It is one of several species called "jujube", and is closely related to Z. jujuba, the true jujube. ID 89739 Symbol Key ZILO Common Name lotus jujube Family Rhamnaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant … Information and translations of ziziphus lotus in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. [3], In Arabic-speaking regions the Ziziphus lotus and alternatively the jujube are closely associated with the lote-trees (sidr) which are mentioned in the Quran,[4][5] while in Palestine it is rather the Ziziphus spina-christi that is called sidr. & A. In ancient times the fruits were an article of food among the poor, and… Ziziphus. They require a deep soil, fresh, soft, siliceous-calcareous nature or limestone-clay-silica-clay and subsurface permeable, with pH between 5.5 and 7.8. ID 89739 Symbol Key ZILO Common Name lotus jujube Family Rhamnaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant … The ancient Greeks called the tree zizyphon, from the Arabic zizouf, a name for the mythical lotus. It has large fruits containing a mealy substance that can be used for making bread and fermented drinks. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), suan zao ren (Ziziphus spinosa) is considered to be sweet and sour in taste, and neutral in action. The deciduous Ziziphus species lose all of their leaves for part of the year depending on variations in rainfall. Dried fruits (azufaifas) in southern Spain of Ziziphus jujuba. – lotus tree, lotus jujube : Species: Ziziphus mauritiana Lam ... Common Name: Scientific Name : TSN: In: Kingdom Go to Advanced Search and Report . The plant is native to the Mediterranean region, like Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya except France and Italy. The World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP) As Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Zizyphus lotus , belonging to the Rhamnaceae family, is a deciduous shrub which generally grows in arid and semiarid regions of the globe. They are most abundant where annual average temperatures are between 12 °C (54 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F) and minimum winter temperatures are not lower than −2 °C (28 °F). It is believed to nourish the heart yin, augment the liver blood, and calm the spirit (TCM medical terms). Terminal (leaf) node. Common Name: No Image. They prefer locations with a high temperature coupled with humidity. It is cultivated and eaten fresh, dry, and in jam. What are synonyms for Ziziphus lotus? The common name is derived from the Latin “lotus” and Greek “lotos”, name used for several plants before it came to mean Egyptian white lotus (Nymphaea lotus). It is one of several species … This was taken into Latin as zizyphum, or zizypha for the fruits. Well known species includes Ziziphus jujuba (jujube), Ziziphus spina-christi from southwestern Asia, Ziziphus lotus from the Mediterranean region, and ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), which is found from western Africa to India. Common names: Lotus jujube, African jujube, Lotus tree, Lote fruit Botanical name & synonyms: Ziziphus lotus, Rhamnus lotus Family: Buckthorn Family (Rhamnaceae) n ative to Mediterranean region. At the slightest drought, premature fruit drop is frequent. The generic name is derived via classical Latin from Hellenistic Greek, where it is presumed to have been borrowed from another language, perhaps from zizfum or zizafun, the Persian word for Z. The edible fruit is a globose dark yellow drupe 1–1.5 cm diameter. The fruit is an edible drupe, yellow-brown, red, or black, globose or oblong, 1–5 cm (0.39–1.97 in) long, often very sweet and sugary, reminiscent of a date in texture and flavour. Other articles where Ziziphus lotus is discussed: lotus: …the Greeks was the species Ziziphus lotus of the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae), a bush native to southern Europe. Ziziphus lotus Taxonomy ID: 345809 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid345809) current name A sacred lotus tree planted near the temple of Vulcan in Rome was said to have been planted by Romulus, who is said to have been a contemporary of the composer[s] of the Odyssey (8th century BCE); it was still standing some 700 years later, in the time of Pliny the Elder. As Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. ›lotustree: Rank i: … lotus, lotos, λωτός; a small Mediterranean tree or shrub whose fruit was eaten by the lotus-eaters. General information about Ziziphus lotus (ZIPLO) Name Language; wild jujube: English: italienischer Jujubenstrauch: German: jujubier des lotophages In deciduous species in tropical, subtropical, and arid regions, leaf loss coincides with the dry season. Antonyms for Ziziphus lotus. Common name/ Κοινό όνομα: Wild jujube, Lotus tree, Παλλούρα, Κονναρκά Family/Οικογένεια: RHAMNACEAE Description Ziziphus lotus is a perennial deciduous and dense shrub growing up to 2m high. deciduous shrub. Sarcomphalus P.Browne[2]. Gray; Ziziphus oenoplia (L.) Mill. Ziziphus montana Smith; Ziziphus nummularia (Burm. 1 synonym for Ziziphus lotus: lotus tree. It has large fruits containing a mealy substance that can be used for making bread and fermented drinks. [2] It is thought to be referenced in the Odyssey, consumed by the Lotus-Eaters as a narcotic to induce peaceful apathy. 3: 317 1789. The fruit is energy-rich because of the large amount of sugar it contains. Preferred Scientific Name; Ziziphus lotus Preferred Common Name; wild jujube Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Spermatophyta Subphylum: Angiospermae Class: Dicotyledonae; Uses List; Fruits The generic name is derived via classical Latin from Hellenistic Greek, where it is presumed to have been borrowed from another language, perhaps from zizfum or zizafun, the Persian word for Z. lotus. The family is distributed throughout tropical and subtropical areas and in cloud forest. f.) Wight & Arn. 2013 Apr 10;61(14):3351-63. The stipular thorns at the nodes give the tree its common Afrikaans name of wag-'n-beetjie. Alm10ZiziphusLotusF.jpg 959 × 1,488; 391 KB. Gray) A. It is also added as a base in meals and in the manufacture of candy. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Classificação segundo a Flora brasiliensis", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ziziphus&oldid=998475248, Articles with dead external links from September 2010, Articles needing additional references from August 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 15:17. The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on 2012-03-23) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Encycl. Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) : ... Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. Ziziphus rugosa Lam. They are temperate or tropical plants, having a great range. Ziziphus mairei Dode; Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. The lotus of the Greeks was the species Ziziphus lotus of the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae), a bush native to southern Europe. Title Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data. Ziziphus lotus is a deciduous shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, including the Sahara in Morocco and also Somalia. The Hebrew name: שיזף, sheizaf, from Arabic zizouf. Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. View abstract. Synonyms for Ziziphus lotus in Free Thesaurus. The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen depending on species, and are aromatic. A taxonomic species within the family Rhamnaceae – lotustree, lotus jujube, a shrub of the Mediterranean. They grow mostly in tropical forests but have also been found in stubbles, pastures, coastal ranges, tropical mountain areas, and wet to dry interior regions. Ziziphus abyssinica is a fiercely thorny, semideciduous plant, varying in habit from an erect shrub; a scrambling plant that clambers into other vegetation for support; or a tree with drooping branches that form a heavy, rounded crown. Sorting Ziziphus names. This genus is adapted mostly to high rainfall and humidity, but some species are deciduous, living in Mediterranean humid climate. Ziziphus obtusifolia (Hook. Ziziphus joazeiro grows in the Caatinga of Brazil. Ziziphus /ˈzɪzɪfəs/[3] is a genus of about 40 species of spiny shrubs and small trees in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae, distributed in the warm-temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world. It is one of several species called "jujube", and is closely related to Z. jujuba, the true jujube. moderately frost resistant. J Agric Food Chem. [6] Elsewhere in the Arab world the European and Chinese jujubes are also associated with the Lote-trees (sidr). The fruits are an important source for birds, which eat the whole fruit and regurgitate the seeds intact, expanding the seeds in the best conditions for germination (ornithochory). The leaves are alternate, entire, with three prominent basal veins, and 2–7 cm (0.79–2.76 in) long; some species are deciduous, others evergreen. Suess. Lotus, any of several different plants. The fruit from the tree was being sold to pilgrims and its leaves used for washing dead bodies. Common name i-Synonym i-Other names i ›Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. Ziziphus lotus can reach a height of 2–5 metres (6.6–16.4 ft), with shiny green leaves about 5 cm long. Nelumbo nucifera is commonly called “Sacred Lotus” or “Indian Lotus”, while Nelumbo Lutea is also known as “American Lotus”. Secondly, seed dispersal is carried out by mammals or fishes. Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. Ziziphus lotus is often regarded as the lotus tree of Greek mythology. It is used to treat irritability, insomnia and heart palpitations. Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. Ziziphus pubinervis Rehd. The ecological requirements of the genus are mostly those of vigorous species with a great ability to propagate in conducive habitats. is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Ziziphus (family Rhamnaceae). Common Name(s): lotus tree [English] lotus jujube [English] Taxonomic Status: Current Standing: accepted Data Quality Indicators: Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met Z. Ziziphus lotus; Media in category "Ziziphus lotus" The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total. [9], Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, "The Sidrah (Lote-Tree) and the Sidrat al-Muntaha (Lote-Tree of the Extremity): Some Apects of their Islamic and Bābī-Bahā'ī Iintepretations", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ziziphus_lotus&oldid=980996515, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the DGRBM, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the DGRBM with no wstitle or title parameter, Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 17:51. flower III to IV. fruit: a review of current knowledge of fruit composition and health benefits. [7][8], The 19th century English explorer, Richard Francis Burton reported seeing an ancient sidr tree in the mosque containing the Prophet Muhammad's tomb in Medina. Ziziphus mairei Dode; Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. Meaning of ziziphus lotus. The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Ziziphus obtusifolia .Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Condaliopsis (Weberb.) 200 to 500 cm. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. General Information Ziziphus lotus is an intricately branched, spiny, deciduous shrub, sometimes becoming more tree-like; it usually grows up to 3 metres tall[11. The genus name Ziziphus is derived from the Arabic name zizouf, (zizyphon in Greek), which is the name for the lotus tree or jujube tree, Ziziphus lotus, with dark red edible fruits and known since ancient times, and the origin of the ‘jujube’ sweet. Ziziphus, the ancient Greeks called the tree zizyphon, from the Arabic zizouf, a name for the mythical lotus. weight of 1000 seeds = 334 gram The flowers are small, inconspicuous yellow-green. Ziziphus oenoplia in Shamirpet, Rangareddy district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Common names in Arabic are sidr , rubeida ("after its crouch-shaped treetop"), nbeg in Tunisia and annab in Lebanon. The mythological lotus tree which occurs in Homer's Odyssey is often equated with Z. lotus, though the date palm is also a possible candidate. Lotus tree scientifically known as Ziziphus lotus is a deciduous shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. Many species are very sensitive to drought, and if the land is excessively dry and of calcareous nature, they may resent the lack of moisture. . [2] The differences are ecological adaptations to different environments over a relatively dry-wet climate. [1] It is closely related to Ziziphus zizyphus (Jujube), and is often regarded as the Lotus tree of Greek mythology. Pages in category "Ziziphus lotus" This category contains only the following page. Publication It was in a garden dedicated to the prophet's daughter, Fatimah. This was taken into Latin as zizyphum, or zizypha for the fruits. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) The distinctions betwwen common names for Zizyphus jujuba Mill. lotus.[4]. ex Torr. Definition of ziziphus lotus in the Definitions.net dictionary. f.) Wight & Arn. Scientific Name and Common Name; Kingdom: Plantae – Plants Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class The species name mucronata is Latin meaning pointed, probably referring to its thorns or the apex of its leaves. Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. Ziziphus has several relict species living in temperate areas. Species in less humid environment are smaller or less robust, with less abundant and thinner foliage and have oleifera cells that produce trees with a more fragrant aroma. These species can not endure the harsh winters of temperate continental climates. Name/Όνομα: Ζίζιφος ο λωτός Scientific name/Επιστημονικό όνομα: Ziziphus lotus (L.)Lam. The jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) 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