Salvadora persica L.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Salvadoraceae
  • Species : Salvadora persica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Salvadora persica L. (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : Salt Bush, Toothbrush Tree
  • Vernacular name : Piluha, Babulah (San.); Babool, Pilu, Jhaak (Hin.); Krigoni mara, Govina mara, Kankhina (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10763, CS 8290
  • Key identification features : A mangrove and littoral tree with glabrous branches. Leaves are fleshy, glaucous, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse and mucronate at apex with 5-6 nerves on the leaf. Flowers are greenish-yellow, bracts are small, ovate and caducous.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Sometimes planted. Leaves and seed oil medicinial. Extract from bark used for cleaning teeth. Soft twigs are used as Tooth-brushes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Dharwad, Raichur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1996; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi


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