Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Diospyros montana Roxb.

Family: Ebenaceae Genus: Diospyros Species: Diospyros montana Roxb.( विषतेंदू )






Synonym Diospyros auriculata Wight Ex Hiern, Diospyros calcarea Fletcher, Diospyros dioica Span., Diospyros cordifolia Roxb., Diospyros punctata Decne. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Bistendu, Tendu Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Mountain Persimmon, Mottled Ebony Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kaindu, Bistendu Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 1200m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit Globose, 2-2.5 Cm In Diam., Red Where Ripe. Seeds Generally 8 In Each Fruit, Compressed
Habitat Moist Deciduous, Dry Deciduous And Semi-evergreen Forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Malesia, Tropical Australia Bark Details Bark Smooth, Grey Or Yellowish-grey, Blaze Turmeric Yellow
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore, Panipat, Rohtak, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species A small or medium sized tree with a fairly long trunk. Bark smooth, ashy grey. Leaves 3.5-10.5 x 2-5 cm, generally elliptic or ovate-oblong, dark green, densely valvetly-tomentose when young, base usually rounded. Male flowers pale-yellow, in short 3-5- flowered axillary cymes. Female flower solitary. Calyx lobes broad and rounded. Corolla slightly pubescent. Stamens 16, in opposite pairs. Fruit globose, 2-2.5 cm in diam., red where ripe. Seeds generally 8 in each fruit, compressed Leaf Details Leaves 3.5-10.5 X 2-5 Cm, Generally Elliptic Or Ovate-oblong, Dark Green, Densely Valvetly-tomentose When Young, Base Usually Rounded

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