Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.

 
  • Family : EBENACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Species : Diospyros melanoxylon
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.
  • Common name : Bale
  • Vernacular name : Abanasi, Tumari (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 16690, CJS 18896, CJS 19017
  • Key identification features : A deciduous tree with branchlets being fulvous-tomentose. Leaves are simple, elliptic or oblong. Male flowers in short cymes; female solitary. Calyx 4-5 lobed and cordate with lateral wings in female flowers. Corolla white. Bark grey, cracked into irregular scales.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : The leaves are used for rolling bidis (local cigarettes)
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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