Family – Ebenaceae

Family – Ebenaceae –  2 genera in Sri Lanka

 

  1. EBENACEAE

78.01. DIOSPYROS L.

D.acuminata (Thw.) Kosterm.  [Maba acuminata (Thw.) Hiern.]

D.acuta Thw.

D.affinisThw. S:kalu-wella, kalu-welle T:semelpanachai

D.albinora Alston  [Diospyros embryopteris var. nen’osa Thw.]

D.atrata Alston  [Diospyros embryopteris var. atrata Thw.]

D.attenuata Thw. S:kadumberiya

D.chaetocarpa Kosterm.  [Maba ovalifolia (Thw.) Hiem.] S:kalu-mediriya

D.crumenata Thw.

D.discolor Willd.*  E:Mabola tree, velvet apple

D.ebenoides Kosterm.  [Maba buxifolia var. ebemts Thw.] S:kalu-habaraliya T:irumpalai, juwarai

D.ebenum Koenig  E:ebony S:kalu-wara T.karunkali

D.hirsuta L. f.

D.insignis Thw.  S:gona, porawa-mara,wal-mediriya var. parvifolia Kosterm.

D.koenigii Kosterm.

D.malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. [Diospyros embryopteris Pers.] E:Gaub persimmon S:timbiri T:panichchai

D.melanoxylon Roxb. S.kadumberiya

D.montana Roxb. [Diospyros ebenum Retz.] T:katukanni, mulkarunkali, vakkana, vakkanni

D.moonii Thw.  S.kadumberiya, kaluwella

D.nummulariifolia Kosterm.  [Maba buxifolia var. microphylla Thw.]

D.oblongifolia (Thw.) Kosterm.  [Maba oblongifolia (Thw.) Hiern.]

D.oocarpa Thw.  S:ela-timbiri, kalu-kadumberiya T:vellai-karunkkali

D.opaca Clarke

D.oppositifolia Thw.  S.kalu-mediriya, kudumberiya

D.ovalifolia Wight  S:habara, kunumella T:vedukkanari, vedukunari

D.pemadasai Jayasuriya

D.quaesita Thw.  E.calamander; S.kalu-mediriya

D.racemosa Roxb.  [Diospyros toposia Ham.] S:kahakala, kaluwelle T:vellai thoverii

D.rheophytica Kosterm.  [Maba buxifolia var. angustifolia Thw.]

D.sylvatica Roxb.  S:sudu-kadumberiya T:karruppu-thoveria

D.thwaitesii Beddome  S:kadumberiya

D.trichophylla Alston  [Diospyros pruriens (non Dalz.) Thw.]

D.walkeri (Wight) Guerke  [Diospyros gardneri Thw.] E:bastard ebony ; S:kudumberiya, kallu, kaluwelle

78.02. MABA J. R. & J. G. A. Forst.

M.buxifolia (Rottb.) Juss. [Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh.]

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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