Ziziphus oenopolia


Ziziphus oenopolia (L.) Mill.– Jackal Jujube/ Small-fruited Jujube/ Wild Jujube/ Siakul
Family- Rhamnaceae

Larval host plant of Caleta decidia, Spindasis vulcanus, Castalius rosimon and Tarucus ananda. It is also a nectar plant


Flowers. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Flowers. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 26-09-2016


Flowers. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 26-09-2016


Tagiades japetus. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 26-09-2016


Spindasis syama. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 28-09-2016


Two Spindasis syama and a Castalius rosimon. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 28-09-2016


Tagiades japetus. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 28-09-2016


Three Spindasis syama. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 28-09-2016


Flowers. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 26-09-2016


Flowers. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 26-09-2016


Iambrix salsala feeding on flower. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 29-09-2016


Parnara guttatus. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 29-09-2016


Castalius rosimon. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 29-09-2016


Iambrix salsala feeding on flower. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Iambrix salsala feeding on flower. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Caleta decidia. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Caleta decidia. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Euploea core and a Prosotas nora. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Two Iambrix salsala feeding on flowers. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Tagiades japetus. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016


Castalius rosimon. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 29-09-2016


Prosotas nora. Jahangirnagar University Campus, Dhaka. 30-09-2016

Description: It is a native shrub of Asia. Grows in the wild on semi-hilly areas. Flowering season October- November. Found in the south Asia, China and Australia. Siakul is a very thorny straggling shrub with rusty-velvety young branches with paired thorns. Thorns are one straight and the other recurved. Alternately arranged simple leaves are ovate to ovate-lancelike, often oblique, with three prominent nerves and numerous transverse nervules. Tiny green flowers are borne in nearly stalkless velvety cymes in leaf axils. Fruits are spherical or obovoid drupes, black, shining, seeds woody. It has medicinal use.

References
1. http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Jackal%20Jujube.html

Published: 07/10/2016
Update: 28/07/2017