Diospyros exsculpta

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Popular Names

  • English: Nepal ebony (Wealth of India)
  • Hindi: tendu, kendu, temru (Wealth of India)
  • Bengali: kend, kyon (Wealth of India)
  • Telugu: cittatumiki, mancitumiki, tumiki (Wealth of India)
  • Tamil: tumbi (Wealth of India)
  • Kannada: timburani, tumari, tindura (Wealth of India)
  • Uriya: kendu (Wealth of India)
  • Punjab: tendu, kinnu (Wealth of India)
  • Madhya Pradesh: tumri, tumki (Wealth of India)

Classification and nomenclature


  • Diospyros tomentosa Roxb. (1832)

Main uses

  • wood: ebony. "It is the black ebony of North India" (Wealth of India)
  • fruit edible
  • leaves: used for wrapping bidis

Main references

Wealth of India (The), 1952. A dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Vol. 3. Raw materials : D-E. New-Delhi, Council of scientific and industrial research. XX-236-XXX p., 22 pl., index vol. 1-3. (as Diospyros tomentosa)




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