||Diospyros embryopteris Pers.,
Diospyros biflora Blanco , Diospyros citrifolia Wall. ex A.DC., Diospyros
glutinifera (Roxb.) Wall.
||Gaub, Indian persimmon, Malabar ebony, Black-and- white Ebony or Pale Moon Ebony
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Upto 500 m
||Fruits are round, up to 3.5 cm in diameter, and seated on a persistent sepal structure, green, tinted red.
||Lowland rainforests; occurring scattered, typically along rivers and streams. Often found in shady and wet sites near streams in the forest
||East Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia.
||The bark is black, smooth, and the inner bark turns bluish on exposure to sunlight.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Medium sized tree, up to 15 m in height with dark gray or black bark, young parts silky and covered with gray tomentum. Leaves simple, elleptic, ovate, rounded at base, alternate, exstipulate, coriacious, glabrous, reticulation prominent, petiolate. Male flowers 3-5 in paniculate drooping cymes with pedicillate creamy white small flowers. Female flowers solitary with 4 styles and ovary 8 celled. Fruit globose.
||Leaves simple, elleptic, ovate, rounded at base, alternate, exstipulate, coriacious, glabrous, reticulation prominent, petiolate.