Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kost.
Family : Ebenaceae
Local name : Kendu (As.)
Medium sized tree; bark dark-grey or greenish-black; leaves distichous, spreading, ovate-oblong, coriaceous, glabrous, obtuse or bluntly acuminate, rounded at the base; flowers unisexual, cream-coloured; male flowers in drooping racemose cymes, female flowers larger than the male, solitary, drooping, fruits globose, rust coloured, yellow when ripe.
Distribution : Sporadic throughout the state.
Uses : Seeds used in acute dysentery and blood dysentery.
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