6446.000 Salvadora Garcin. ex L.

Vickery, A.R. (1983) Salvadoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the genus

Glabrous or pubescent, unarmed shrubs or small trees, often scrambling. Flowers small, in axillary or terminal panicles. Calyx campanulate, 4–toothed; corolla campanulate, lobes imbricate, shortly joined at base, elliptic, obtuse. Fruit a globose drupe.

Derivation of name: after Juan Salvador y Bosca (1598-1681), a plant collector from Barcelona, Spain.

Worldwide: Four species from South Africa through Arabia to India and China.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Salvadora persica var. persica

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
australis Schweick.W,E,SDescription, Image
persica L. var. persica N,E,SDescription, Image
persica L. var. pubescens BrenanN,W,C,E,SDescription

Other sources of information about Salvadora:

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Flora of Botswana: Salvadora
Flora of Caprivi: Salvadora
Flora of Malawi: Salvadora
Flora of Mozambique: Salvadora
Flora of Zambia: Salvadora

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salvadora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Salvadora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salvadora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Salvadora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Salvadora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salvadora
JSTOR Plant Science: Salvadora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salvadora
Plants of the World Online: Salvadora
Tropicos: Salvadora
Wikipedia: Salvadora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Salvadora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1086, retrieved 19 April 2024

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