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  Diospyros bourdillonii
  Citation:  Diospyros bourdillonii Brandis, Indian Trees 435. 1906; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 777(546). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 242. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 268. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 279. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 207. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 269. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 399. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 229. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 181. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 297. 2005; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Diospyros 54. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kakkakarimaram, Karikkodal, Karinthuvara, Makarimaram, Therikku
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  Description: Evergreen dioecious trees, to 25 m high, bole fluted, buttressed; bark 6-8 mm thick, black, rough, brittle, flaking off in thin scales; young shoots strigose. Leaves simple, alternate, 7-17 x 2.5-8 cm, oblong, ovate-oblong, oblong-obovate or oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base round or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; drooping; petiole 5-10 mm long, stout, pubescent when young; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, white; male flowers in rusty tomentose axillary cymes, 10-12 mm long; pedicels 3 mm long. Female flowers in brown tomentose compound cymes from old wood; pedicels 5 mm long. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes 3 mm long, ovate, acute, brown tomentose. Corolla tube urceolate, hispid; lobes 5, white, orbicular, deflexed. Stamens 12-18, in 2 rows, equal; staminodes 10. Fruit a berry, 7.5 cm across, globose, dark green; persistent calyx cup-like, woody with short pointed lobes.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Vellanimala, Vazhani, Koruthode, Sabarimala, Muthalakkuzhi, Pezha, Walayar, Mannarghat, Lower Moozhiar, Vattappara-Inchikuzhi, Siruvani slopes, Mukkali forests, Koomanpara, Ariankavu
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