toothbrush tree


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Synonyms for toothbrush tree

glabrous or pubescent evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Salvadora

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GC-MS analysis and bioactivity testing of the volatile oil from the leaves of the toothbrush tree Salvadora persica L.
The garden comprises all the plant species mentioned in the Koran and those in the Hadith and the Sunnah; these plant species belong to three main ecological groups: desert plants, including bitter gourd, tamarisk, Christ's thorn, toothbrush tree, senna, henna and camel's hay; Mediterranean plants : olive, common grape vine, fig tree, wheat, barley, black cumin, mustard, saffron, safflower, onion, garlic, watermelon and pomegranate; and tropical plants : agallocum, wild ginger and camphor tree.
Some of the unusual trees found in the Serengeti have very strange names, such as: * Sausage Tree -- which has long sausage-shaped poisonous fruit; * Toothbrush Tree -- local people cut its green shoots and use them to brush their teeth; * Umbrella Tree -- it arches over the plains like an umbrella; * Candelabra Euphorbia -- when a branch is broken, a toxic poison drips out that can burn the skin; and * Whistling Thorn -- this tree's thorns are filled with biting ants.