Ziziphus mauritiana – Ber, Indian Jujube

Other notes

Note: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Leptotes plinius – Zebra Blue from Thailand (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

Basu, D. N., P. Churi, A. Soman, A. Sengupta, M. Bhakare, S. Lokhande, S. Bhoite, B. Huertas and K. Kunte. (2019). The genus Tarucus Moore, [1881] (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in the Indian Subcontinent. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 29(2), 87–110. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3538155.

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 26 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 26 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000430322.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 26 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Ber.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. – Ber, Indian Jujube. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/ziziphus-mauritiana, accessed 2024/06/16.