Images by Renee Vyas

Diospyros philippensis: Diospyros philippensis flowering in Rani Bagh, Mumbai. 





Flora of Orissa: Dear all please help me in identifying this Diospyros sp
Name of the plant: Diospyros discolor ?
Place of collection: Outskirt of Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Habitat: River bank in semi evergreen forest
Leaves: oblong-acute, 5 to 9 inches long
Fruit: Round or oblate, 3.5 inches in diameter, with a thin, velvety, red skin

May be Diospyros philippinensis

For me too Diospyros philippinensis





fruits at Jijamata Udyan– on 8th July, 08; Agri-hort garden at Chennai;  Please confirm ID: 100110AK1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups Valvet Apple – efloraofindia | Google Groups




Confirm ID 100110AK 2 : 7 posts by 4 authors.
This is another of the same fruits.
Diospyros ‘Kaki’,’Japanese persimmon'(Diospermum) fruits-P1040259.JPG

To me they look like the fruit of Diospyros melanoxylon locally called Tendu, Temru or Temburni.

Temburni fruits are round where as these have a tapering end. Also the leaves are different.

Have plenty of D.melanoxylon trees on my property at Shahapur. Sending you a photograph of the leaves for comparison. Attachments (1)

Country Cigarette (Beedi in Tamil) is made by rolling the dry leaves of this Diospyros melanoxylon tree. This job of cutting & rolling the leaves gives job for many rural people in Tamil nadu.

Diospyros discolor (Cultivated) as per another thread: Please confirm ID: 100110AK1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Thanks … I feel … post and mie are of the same tree.




Diospyros species ? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Location Laluk Karunabari North Lakhimpur Assam
Please identify it

Pl. Check comparative images at efi site at Diospyros page. 

Pl. check with images at Diospyros discolor Willd. as per comparative images at efi site at Diospyros page 

Looking at the fruits & leaves the ID by … seems to be correct. Nevertheless, observation of flowers is necessary for confirmation.



Diospyros blancoi A.DC. (syn.D.buxifolia Dunn.) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
I would like to share a few photographs from  my own collection. Pl. incorporate the same in the efloraofinidia site.
This is the fruits of Diospyros blancoi A.DC. (syn.D.buxifolia Dunn.) EBENACEAE.
The image was taken from the ‘Edible fruit plants conservatory’ of JNTBGRI, Palode, Trivandrum. It is a large evergreen tree, native to the Philippines, commonly known as Velvet apple. The tree is chiefly cultivated for its edible fruits. 


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