Ziziphus xylopyrus (Retz.) Willd.

 
  • Family : RHAMNACEAE
    (BUCKTHORN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhamnaceae
  • Basionym : Rhamnus xylopyrus Retz.H8089
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ziziphus xylopyrus (Retz.) Willd.
  • Vernacular name : Kat-ber, Gote, Kakor, Ghont (Hindi); Chotti, Dodda chotti (Kannada); Kottei, Kottai elandai (Tamil); Gotte, Gotti, Gotika (Telugu); Gutto, Gonti, Goto, Goto boro, Kanta bohul, Ghanto, Ghat (Oria); Badara (Sanskrit); Gutiber (Marathi); Kotta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills of scrub jungles and on open deciduous forests up to 900m.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.. pp.256-257
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ziziphus xylopyrus. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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