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  Diospyros barberi
 
  Family: EBENACEAE
  Citation:  Diospyros barberi Ramas., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 47. t.34. 1914; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 774(544). 1923; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Diospyros 50. 2005.
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  Description: Small trees, 2-5 m tall; stem striated, glabrous or glabrescent, lenticellate; branchlets and young leaves appressedly pubescent. Leaves alternate, simple, 1.7-10 x 0.6-2.7 cm, ovate-oblong or lanceolate-elliptic, glabrous, shining above, dull and punctate beneath, cuneate at base, entire, obtuse-acuminate, acumen up to 1.5 cm long, penninerved; midrib prominent and raised beneath, sunken or grooved above, hirsute beneath when young and glabrous when old, glabrous above; petiole up to 1 cm long, hirsute in young leaves, glabrescent-glabrous when old, grooved adaxially; lateral nerves obscure, finely reticulate. Male flowers in short cymes; female flowers solitary with large leathery folded foliaceous calyx-lobes. Calyx tube pot-shaped up to 4 mm in buds, wrinkled, sparsely hairy without, glabrous within; lobes minute, margin ciliate, adnate to the ovary at base. Fruit globose, ca 4 x 4 cm, pubescent.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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