Salvadora persica from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 21, 2010, 11:37:10 PM8/21/10
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Salvadora persica from Kashmir, commonly grown in gardens along borders and hedge. Photographed from Hazuribagh Garden, Stinagar.


Common names:
English: Toothbrush-tree, Saltbush, Mustard tree
Arabic: Arak
Hindi: Jhak, Kharjal
Urdu: Peelu
Beng: Jhal
Mar: Khakhin, Kickni, Miraj, Mirajoli, Pelu, Pilva, Rhakhan, Thorapilu
Guj: Kharijal, Kharijar, Pilu, Motijalya, Piludi
Tel: Ghunia, Varagogu, 
Tam: Kolava, Karkol, Perungoli, , Ughaiputtai, Vivay
Kan: Goni-mara
Oriya: Kotungo, Toboto, Pilu


Leaves used as vegetable and salad; fruits edible, used in preparation of fermented drink; stem bark for gastric troubles; seeds purgative.





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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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tanay bose

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Aug 22, 2010, 12:20:42 AM8/22/10
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I have observed this plant in Bengal and Madhya pradesh
Hopefully I identified it correctly.
 
tanay

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Tanay Bose
Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant
Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
3529-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
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