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Bada Peelu   
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Bada Peelu
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Bada Peelu • Hindi: जाल Jal, बड़ा पीलू Bada Peelu • Marathi: Diar, पीलू Pilu, खब्बर Khabbar • Gujarati: પીલૂ Pilu
Botanical name: Salvadora oleoides    Family: Salvadoraceae (Salvadora family)

Bada Peelu is a shrub or small tree, attaining 6-9 m height under favourable conditions. It has a short trunk, quite often twisted or bent, up to 2 m in diameter. Branches are numerous, drooping, stiff, often swollen at forks. Bark is gray or whitish-gray. Leaves are blue-green, linear-or ovate-lancelike, leathery and somewhat fleshy, dark greenish-yellow when young, gray when mature. Flowers are stalkless, greenish-white, minute in paniculate spikes, often clustered. Fruit is a spherical drupe, about 6 cm in diameter, usually yellow when ripe, dark brown or red when dry.

Photographed at Qutub Minar, Delhi.
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