Tamil: Chinna thuvarei, Irambali, Irampalai, Irumbalim Mari thovarai, Kattu thovarai, Karianthov  Malayalam: Kattathovara;

Dioecious trees, to 30 m high, bole buttressed;

bark 5-6 mm thick, blackish-grey, mottled with white, brittle; blaze reddish-brown; branchlets densely golden yellow hairy.
Leaves simple, alternate, bifarious, estipulate; petiole 2-3 mm, slender, hispid; lamina 1-4.5 x 0.6-2 cm, elliptic-ovate, ovate, ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous above except midrib and pubescent beneath; lateral nerves 2-3 pairs, pinnate, faint, intercostae obscure.
Flowers unisexual, white; male flowers: 2-3 mm, 1-4 together in subsessile small axillary cymes; calyx densely fulvous-hairy outside; lobes 4, broadly outside; corolla campanulate, tube 0.1-0.15 cm long; lobes 4, orbicular, apiculate with a line of hairs on the back; stamens 16, in pairs, united by their filaments at base; anthers ovate, dehiscence by apical pores; pistillodes minute, hairy; female flowers: 7-8 mm, solitary, subsessile; calyx and corolla as in males; staminodes absent; ovary superior, ovoid, pubescent, 4-celled, ovule 1 in each cell; style short 2 partite. Fruit a berry, 15-18 x 10-12 mm, oblong, pointed, purple, glabrous;
seeds 1-2, endosperm equable.     
Flowering and fruiting: March-May
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests

Diospyros buxifolia (Blume) Hiern submission AS13 July21: 5 images.

Diospyros buxifolia (Blume) Hiern
Family – Ebenaceae
Photographed in cultivation at FRLHT TDU garden, Bengaluru, Karnataka
In June 2021

Image by Santhosh Kumar ES



Diospyros sp from Forest House Tekkady – indiantreepix | Google Groups Diospyros – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Requesting ID of this tree : 30032012 : ARK-03 :  Attachments (2). 6 posts by 5 authors.
Requesting ID of this tree

Captured in Mumbai in Mar 2013

looks like Terminalia mantaly

I think it represents Diospyros buxifolia of Ebenaceae

I agree with … id: Diospyros buxifolia.



Plant identification : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 mb and 4 mb.

Please find the name this plant

Pl. mention date, place and habit like wild or cultivated.

It reminds me of Diospyros buxifolia

Resembles to me Anogeissus acuminata

I think more closer to Diospyros buxifolia (as suggested by …) rather than Anogeissus acuminata as per images and details herein.



Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 221213 : AK-32 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Tree seen inside the garden on 23/11/13.
A huge, cultivated tree.

Diospyros sps

Diospyros buxifolia

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