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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Rhamnaceae — various species in the buckthorn family, including the jujube.


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  • The ecoregion’s vegetation is formed by "open high-shrub communities", which include many North African plant species such as Ziziphus lotus, Withania frutescens, Rosmarinum eriocalyx, Maytenus senegalensis, Cistus libanotis, Ephedra fragilis, Genista ramossisima, Chamaerops humilis, and Launaea arborescens.

    Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands

  • Numerous endemic trees and vines occur, including Cenostigma tocantinum, Ziziphus itacaiunensis, and Bauhinia bombaciflora.

    Tapajós-Xingu moist forests

  • The principal trees are Balanites aegyptiaca, Salvadora persica, Ziziphus mauritiana, Boscia senegalensis, Acacia laeta and A. albida.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • There are also two types of savanna in this ecoregion: a Borassus flabellifer savanna that occurs from sea level to 400 m on Komodo, Rinca, and the north and south coasts of Flores; and the Ziziphus mauritiana savanna, which occurs on more sandy clay alluvial, and sometimes water-logged, soil.

    Lesser Sundas deciduous forests

  • In the Dayas, vegetation includes betoum (Pistacia atlantica), Ziziphus lotus, Anvillea radiata, Bubonium graveolens and Malva aegyptiaca.

    Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe

  • Other trees and shrubs of elevated areas include Acacia nilotica, Guarea senegalensis, Mimosa asperata, and Ziziphus mauritiana.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna

  • In drier areas and on the well drained ridges are associations of Hordeum maritimum with Lolium multiflorum and Daucus carota or Nerium oleander and Ziziphus lotus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Numerous endemic species occur, including Cenostigma tocantinum, Ziziphus itacaiunensis, and Bauhinia bombaciflora.

    Xingu-Tocantins-Araguaia moist forests

  • Main depressions and major dune systems have vegetation comprised of tall shrubs (Retama raetam, Ziziphus lotus, Genista saharae, Calligonum comosum) and/or trees (Acacia raddiana, Pistacia atlantica, Tamarix aphylla, Calligonum azel, C. arich).

    North Saharan steppe and woodlands

  • Shrubs include Grewia flava, Ziziphus mucronata, Tarchonanthus camphoratus, Rhigozum trichotomum, Acacia hebeclada, and Lycium spp.

    Kalahari xeric savanna


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