Salvadora Garcin ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 122 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent.

Descriptions

Salvadoraceae, A. R. Vickery. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous or pubescent, unarmed shrubs or small trees, often scrambling.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, small, in axillary or terminal panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 4–toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla campanulate; lobes imbricate, shortly joined at base, elliptic, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, inserted at base or middle of corolla tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk of 4 glands alternating with the stamens, or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1–locular; style short, columnar; stigma subpeltate or broadly truncate; ovule erect, solitary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose drupe.
[FZ]

Salvadoraceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous or pubescent unarmed trees or shrubs, often scrambling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, small, numerous, sessile or pedicellate in axillary or terminal panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 4-toothed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla campanulate; lobes imbricate, elliptic, obtuse, shortly joined at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, inserted at the base or middle of the corolla-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk consisting of 4 glands alternating with the stamens or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular; style shortly columnar or almost obsolete; stigma subpeltate or broadly truncate; ovule erect, solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose drupe.
[FTEA]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, unarmed, often scrambling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers bisexual, sessile or pedicellate, in axillary or terminal panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, shortly united at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, inserted on corolla near the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk absent or represented by small glands between the filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-celled, with a solitary ovule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe.
Distribution
Genus of about five species ranging from Africa and Arabia to India and China.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0