Diospyros angustifolia (Miq.) Kosterm.

  • Family : EBENACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Diospyros nigrescens (Dalzell) C.J.Saldanha
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros vera (Lour.) A.Chev.
  • Vernacular name : Hole-kuncha (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests along streams
  • Key identification features : A small tree; branchlets fulvous-pubescent. Leaves up to 8 cm long, lanceolate, obtusely acute at apex, coriaceous, midrib pubescent beneath. Male flowers: usually trimerous, in short axillary 1-5-flowered cymes. Female flowers: solitary or in pairs, trimerous. Fruit c. 7.5 mm long, ellipsoid, fulvous-hairy when young, seated on the lobed cup-shaped calyx
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6918, KFP 7621, KFP 11804, KFP 12249
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district, Belagavi district, Dharwad district, Hassan district,Uttara Kannada district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Diospyros angustifolia. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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