Diospyros ovalifolia Wight

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
    (EBONY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros ovalifolia Wight
  • Common name : Bastard Ebony
  • Vernacular name : Karimaram, Vethukkanari (Tamil); Kukka-tumiki (Telugu); Karimaram, Karimpala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 1200m. Common in dry evergreen forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Nellore district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Prakasam district, Krishna district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Vellore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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 ovalifolia. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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