Diospyros lanceifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832 2: 537 1832. (syn: Diospyros amoena Wall. ex G.Don; Diospyros hirsuta Hiern; Diospyros lonchophylla Hiern; Diospyros pachyphylla C.B.Clarke; Diospyros sabtanense Merr.);
Nepal to Philippines: Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, India, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand as per POWO;
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Well, I am a forest officer in Assam but not from a Botany back ground least to speak of the plant Taxonomy. May I request you to advise as to the identity of the plant as photographed by me hope fully under the family relating to your new species?
looks like Artabotrys, pls wait for some experts comments.
Its a species of Diospyros
Diospyros– some species in eFIoraofindia & India (with details/ keys from FDT/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ regional flora books etc.)
Diospyros lanceifolia Roxb. ??
Could you identify it?
Where have you clicked the image?
Leaves appear like those of Diospyros neilgerrensis (Wight) Kosterm. and fruits those of Diospyros montana Roxb.
It was photographed in the Upper Dehing RF of Digboi Division, Tinsukia District, Assam.
I think this is Diospyros lancifolia as per POWO and its specimens one, two, three, GBIF specimens- one, two, three, IBIS Flora (description), Checklist of Nepal
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI GBIF specimens- one, two, three (High resolution specimens) Checklist of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal Flickr Useful Tropical Plants IBIS Flora (description) National Parks Board The Biodiversity of Singapore An important medicinal plant of Ass – IARJSET