Ziziphus parryi

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Ziziphus parryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ziziphus
Species: Z. parryi
Binomial name
Ziziphus parryi

Ziziphus parryi is a species of flowering plant in the buckthorn family known by the common name Parry's jujube. [1]


The plant is native to the Colorado Desert and southern Mojave Desert, and to the eastern slopes of the Peninsular Ranges in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. [1] [2]

It can be found in Chaparral and Sonoran Desert habitats. [1]


Ziziphus parryi is a bushy shrub with many intricate branches forming a thorny tangle which may approach 4 metres (13 ft) in height.

The leaves are deciduous and are absent for much of the year, leaving the shrub a naked thicket of brown or grayish twigs. The ends of the twigs taper into sharp-tipped thorns. The membranous olive green leaves are up to 2.5 centimeters long.

The inflorescence is a cluster of a few several yellowish or green-tinged, star-shaped flowers with five petals. The fruit is a dry drupe containing one seed.


  • Ziziphus parryi var. parryi — California crucillo, Parry Abrojo, lotebush. [3][4]


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