Diospyros oocarpa Thwaites

  • Family : EBENACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros oocarpa Thwaites
  • Vernacular name : Karunkali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Not common
  • Key identification features : A small tree. Leaves elliptic or ovate-lanceolate. Male fl: very shortly pedicelled, in short few-flowered axillary cymes. Female fl: 1-3 together, larger than the male. Fruit up to 2.5 cm long, oblong-ovoid, seated on the flat cup-shaped calyx. Seed 1; endosperm not ruminate
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Collection Nos : Talbot (det. as Maba micrantha), Raghavan 80716, KFP 10937, KFP 12829
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; 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 oocarpa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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