Diospyros montana var. cordifolia
Delicate yellow-green flowers burst from the tips of the smooth, gray stems crowded with narrow leaves and accented with small, round green fruits turning red-brown when ripe. This species is a medium sized deciduous tree, growing up to 24 meters and found throughout India. In its natural habitat seedlings germinate early in the rainy season and require shade, as direct sunlight can kill the seedlings.
1. This tree is planted in Hindu shrines and temples
2. Bark extract is used for medicinal purposes
3. This tree is deciduous
4. Male flowers bloom in a cluster of 3 while the female flowers bloom singly