Diospyros saldanhae Kostermans

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
    (EBONY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros saldanhae Kosterm.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in Ghats along river banks in wet deciduous or semi-evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : A tree to 12 m. Twigs and petioles hirsute. Leaves 7-15 cm long, oblong-lanceolate, acute, subcordate, hairy beneath. Male flowers in cymes. Female fl: solitary. Calyx hairy in male, of 5 ovate-lanceolate lobes; in female of 4 orbicular lobes. Corolla lobes hairy, in male 5, ovate, acuminate; in female oblong, rounded. Stamens 10. Ovary 2-locular, Berry to 3 cm across, bristly hairy
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 8060, KFP 11522, HFP 62, CJS 13709
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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 saldanhae. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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