Diospyros cordifolia Roxb.

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
    (Ebony Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BISTENDU FAMILY (बिसतॆंदु फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : EBENACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Diospyros montana var. cordifolia (Roxb.) Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros montana Roxb.
  • Common name : Mountain Persimmon, Indian Ebony
  • Vernacular name : Balagunike (Kannada); Vackana, Puchagatha, Sirigatha (Telugu); Halda, Tari (Oria); Tinduka (Sanskrit); Vakkana (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : February-December
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page; Arun Singh R, Imran Baig, A.N.Sringeswara
  • Collection Date : 24/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0497
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka WLS, Khurda district (OD); Bheeman falls, Jawadhu Hills
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Balasore district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Manjunath et al., 2003-Flora of Davanagere district
  • 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 cordifolia. Downloaded on 4 February 2023.

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