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  Diospyros saldanhae
 
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  Family: EBENACEAE
  Citation:  Diospyros saldanhae Kosterm., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 74: 326. 1978; Ramach. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5:139.1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 266. 1988; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Diospyros 225. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 502. 2009.
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  Description: Trees, 8-10 m high; branchlets very densely tomentose, the indumentum consisting mainly of slender, stiff hairs, c. 1 mm long, interspaced with 2 mm long hairs. Leaves alternate, spirally arranged, 3 x 6 - 6 x 14 cm, subovate- elliptic, , shortly, broadly acuminate with obtuse tip, base sub-cordate, both surfaces finely, prominulously reticulate, thinly coriaceous, glabrous above except on midrib, which is prominent in its basal part and impressed in its upper part; lateral nerves very slender, ca. 10 pairs hardly prominulous; lower surface of leaf tomentellous, midrib prominent; petiole very short, thick, 3 mm, densely tomentellous. Fruit 2.5 cm diameter, solitary, subovoid-globose, densely tometellous; pedicel 2 mm long, pilose; perianth lobes 4, oblong-ovate, obtuse, 5 mm long; seeds 3, narrowly pear-shaped, slightly pointed, smooth, 15 mm long, endosperm equable.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Kasaragode, Wayanad, Kannur
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
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  Localities: Tirunalli, on way to Brahmagiri, Teerthundamala, Brahmagiri
   
 
   
 
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