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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 122. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: 4 species, mainly distributed in Africa, Ceylon, India and Pakistan.


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Unarmed shrubs or trees. Inflorescence panicled axillary and terminal. Flowers bisexual, minute, green, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx campanulate, 4-lobed. Corolla campanulate, 4-lobed; petals slightly connate at the base; lobes obtuse, imbricate in the bud. Disc of 4 scales or glands in between the filaments, or absent. Stamens 4, inserted at the base or in the middle of the corolla tube, filaments slightly flattened. Ovary 1-locular with 1 basal ovule; style very short or absent with broad, truncate or subpeltate stigma. Fruit a globose drupe with persistent calyx and corolla.

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1 Leaves elliptic-ovate; lateral nerves 5-6 pairs. Sepals less than half the length of petals. Petals completely recurved. Fruit red or white on maturation Salvadora persica
+ Leaves elliptic-lanceolate; nerves indistinct. Sepals more than half the length of petals. Petals minutely recurved. Fruit yellow on maturation Salvadora oleoides
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