Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Christ’s Thorn, Ziziphus spina-christi

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Rhamnaceae [family]
Ziziphus [genus] (3)
spina-christi [species]

Classification

Rhamnaceae [family]
Ziziphus [genus] (3)
spina-christi [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Natural distribution
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Distribution description Native to western Asia and northern Africa.
    Notes on presence status Introduced in 1885 from Palestine into Curaçao and naturalized.

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