Re: Diospyros sp. from Jijamata Udyan..

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satish pardeshi

Apr 14, 2011, 11:28:36 AM4/14/11
to Prashant awale, indiantreepix
Hello Prashant ji
this is

Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. All. Med. Pharm. 1099, 1834; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 3: 173, 2001; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 302, 1996.

Synonyms: Garcinia malabarica Desr. in Link. Encyclop. 3: 701, 1792. D. embryopteris Pers., Syn. 2: 624, 1807; Cooke, FI. Pres. Bombay 2: 167, 1958 (Repr.). D. peregrina Gurke in Engl & Prantl. Natur. Pflanzen 4 (1): 164, 1897 (non Pers., 1807). Embryopteris peregrina Gaertn., Fruct. 1: 145, 1788. D. glutinosa Koen. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 533, 1832. D. citrifolia Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 8: 235, 1844.

berry depressed globular, reddish-brown, 2.8-3.5 cm across, with a hard coat, covered with a rusty easily detachable, reddish-brown granular, scruffiness .
Leaves coriaceous
satish pardeshi

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Prashant awale <> wrote:

Dear Satish ji,
I am forwarding this email from Renee Vyas ji to you to have a look at this plant. I had also spotted the  same plant at Veer Jijajmata Udyan. Looks like some Diospyros sp. Kindly offer yr views w.r.t. its ID...
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From: renee vyas vyas <>
Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 3:27 PM
Subject: [efloraofindia:66683] ID No.080411-RV 1
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Dear Friends,
Plz ID this Diospyros...flowering in Rani Bagh, Mumbai. Found a ripe fruit fallen under the same tree, a bit eaten by the bird.......a person from Rani Bagh told me that the fruit can eaten, so I ate the pulp there n there and found it very tasty. I have attached the photo of the ripe fruit along with the 6 seeds which came out of it.
Thanks & regards,


Satish Pardeshi
Plant Taxonomist  
Mumbai, Pune

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