Diospyros sylvatica Roxb.

  • Family : EBENACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Ebenaceae
  • Species : Diospyros sylvatica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diospyros sylvatica Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Bilisarali (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7182, HFP 410, Talbot 3708
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A small tree. Leaves are elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate at apex, glabrous and drying black. Male flowers are very small, in distinctly peduncled cymes, usually 4-merous. Female flowers are solitary, twice as large as the male. Fruit is globose, upto 2 cm across, seated on the woody, cup-shaped accrescent calyx. Seeds 2-8. endosperm ruminate.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in semi-evergreen forests in Ghats. Timber is of commercial importance
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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