Diospyros crumenata Thwaites

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
    (EBONY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Diospyros courtallumensis Bahadur & Gaur
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros crumenata Thwaites
  • Vernacular name : Thumri (Kannada); Karimaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in semi-evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : A large tree. Leaves elliptic or elliptic-oblong, obtuse. Male fl: usually in shortly stalked 3-7-flowered cymes. Female fl: solitary in leaf-axil, large. Fruit 3-5 cm in diam., depressed globose to slightly ovoid, glabrous or nearly so, seated on the much enlarged nearly flat calyx. Seeds 6-8; endosperm ruminate
  • Flower, Fruit : January-March
  • Collection Nos : Talbot 3560, CJS 13202, CJS 16025
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Thrissur district
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 crumenata. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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