Salvadora oleoides – Large Toothbrush Tree

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Colotis protractus – Blue-spotted Arab by Milind Bhakare from Bikaner, Rajasthan in 2011.



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Page citation

Bhakare, M. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Salvadora oleoides Decne. – Large Toothbrush Tree. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/16.