Salvadora persica

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Kiran Srivastava

May 13, 2008, 12:11:52 AM5/13/08
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On 03-05-08 Pravin Kawale posted photos of Salvadora persica. Here is a photo of the same species in its dry habitat but bordering the marshland in Uran (across the harbour from Mumbai city). As Sunjoy Monga says it is relished by birds such as swarms of Rosy Pastors. We observed white, pink and bright red fruits, the latter very, very tempting to eat. But I wasn’t sure so left it for the resident birds!



Kiran Srivastava




J.M. Garg

May 13, 2008, 2:18:34 AM5/13/08
to Kiran Srivastava, indiantreepix
Here are details & links from Indiantreepix Database:
Salvadora persica (syn. S. indica, S. cyclophylla, S. wightiana) Salvadoraceae Peelu, Meswak toothpaste plant, Saltbush, Chhota Peelu, Jhak, Kharjal, Jal, Dhalu Flowering in Delhi on 20/1/08- Vinod ji.

Trees of Delhi- Flowers some between Dec. & April, erratically & differing widely from tree to tree. Salvadora persica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Salvadora persica(peelu) flowering - indiantreepix | Google Groups Species Information Salvedora spp. - indiantreepix | Google Groups

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sagar mhatre

May 13, 2008, 7:19:07 AM5/13/08

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From: sagar mhatre <>
Date: Tue, May 13, 2008 at 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] Salvadora persica
To: Kiran Srivastava <>

Hello Kiran
 You missed the opportunity of enjoying these fruits for free !
 Salvadora Persica fruits are locally known as "Sara".
They used to sell them in these months not very long ago.
You may still find these fruits being sold in local market.
The white, red, pink colored watery fruits sweet or hot in taste are mild alchoholic.
Warm Regards
Sagar Mhatre.
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