Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (Wall. & G.Don) Cif.
Common name : Brown Olive, Wild olive, Indian olive
Vernacular name : Kahu, Kan, Kao, Bairbanj (Himachal); Julipe (Kannada)
Habit : Tree
Comments / notes : Brown Olive is an evergreen tree usually growing 2-10 m tall, but occasionally reaching up to 15 m in height.
Key identification features : Flowering occurs mostly during spring. The distinctive ellipsoid fruits are green when immature and turn purplish-black in color as they mature. These fruit, 1.5-3 cm long and 0.6-2 cm wide, have a single stone in the centre surrounded by oily flesh.