Ziziphus abyssinica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ziziphus
Z. abyssinica
Binomial name
Ziziphus abyssinica
Hochst. ex A. Rich

Ziziphus abyssinica is a species of shrub in the family Rhamnaceae.

It is endemic to dryer habitats across tropical Africa, south of the Sahel and north of the southern African deserts.


Ziziphus abyssinica has distinct pairs of one hooked and one straight thorn, similar to the related southern African Ziziphus mucronata.

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