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  Diospyros ferrea
 
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  Family: EBENACEAE
  Citation:  Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh., Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 7: 162. 1933; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 243. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 279. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 230. 1998; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Diospyros 102. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 409. 2009. Ehretia ferrea Willd., Phytogr. 1: 4. t.2. f.2. 1794. Maba buxifolia (Rottb.) Juss., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 5: 418. 1804. Pisonia buxifolia Rottb., Nye San. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr. 2: 536. t.4. f2. 1782, non Diospyros buxifolia (Blume) Hiern 1873.
  Malayalam Name(s): Irumpalei
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Philippine Ebony, Persimmon
  Description: Small trees to 4 m tall; bark dark grey, fissured, rough. Leaves alternate, 1-2.5 x 1-1.8 cm, obovate-oblong or spathulate, base cuneate to attenuate, apex obtuse to emarginate, coriaceous; petiole to 2 mm long. Flowers 1-3, in axillary fascicles, white. Male flower: calyx pale yellowish, c. 2 mm long, cup-shaped, lobes 3, 1-1.5 mm long, triangular-ovate, acute; corolla tube 5 -6 mm long, tubular, lobes 3, 1 -1.5 mm long, oblong-ovate, acute ; stamens 6, c. 2 mm long. Female flower: similar to male one; ovary c. 2 mm long, globose, silky-pubescent, stigmas 3. Berry 5-7 mm long, subglobose, yellow to brownish red. Seeds 1-3, c. 4 mm long, wedge-shaped.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, North Australia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ambari, Vandanam
   
 
   
 
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