Salvadora persica L.
var. pubescens Brenan

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Common names:
Status: Native
See var. persica for general description.

This variety differs in having most parts velvety. Both varieties appear to occur in the same habitats and there is some doubt as to the validity of the separation at varietal level.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: persica: of Persia (now Iran);
pubescens: with soft short hairs.
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 75.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Vickery, A.R. (1983). Salvadoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 377 - 380.

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Flora of Botswana: Salvadora persica var. pubescens
Flora of Mozambique: Salvadora persica var. pubescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Salvadora persica var. pubescens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salvadora persica
African Plant Database: Salvadora persica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Salvadora persica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salvadora persica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salvadora persica
JSTOR Plant Science: Salvadora persica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salvadora persica
Plants of the World Online: Salvadora persica
Tropicos: Salvadora persica
Wikipedia: Salvadora persica

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Salvadora persica var. pubescens., retrieved 21 February 2024

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