Ziziphus mauritiana, also known as bidara, Chinese apple, jujube, Indian plum or masau belongs to the family Rhamnaceae and originates from Indo-malayan region. The tree is spiny up to 15 m high, with spreading crown; stipular spines and drooping branches.
The fruit is of variable shape and size, a bit juicy and has a pleasant aroma. The fruit is edible to human and also eaten by squirrels and birds. The tree has became a weed species in Australia where the fruits are eaten by cattle. Ziziphus mauritiana can be seen flowering and fruiting near the entrance of FRIMs Nursery.
Article by Khairudin K dan Noor Azlin Y. Uploaded on 9 January 2013. The weekly weather was cloudy and rainy, between 29° to 32° Celcius.