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Pakistan | Family List | Salvadoraceae

Salvadora Linn., Sp. Pl. 122. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 58. 1754; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:619. 1882; Cook, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:182. 1958 (Reprinted.) ; Talbot, For. Fl.Bomb. Pres. & Sind 2:200. 1911; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 37: 3. 1966; Verdcourt in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl. Trop. East Afr. (Salvadoraceae) 7. 1968.

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.

4 species, mainly distributed in Africa, Ceylon, India and Pakistan.

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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