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!
|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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