Diospyros malabarica

Common name in Sri Lanka is Thimbiri tree

PES Database

Common Name(s) Thimbri / Malabar ebony
Botanical Name Diospyros malabarica
Origin of species Native
Family Ebenaceae
AF notation / physiognomy V9
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE 05
Photosynthetic Biomass
Weight per leaf 1.7g
– Leaf cycle Annual
– Length 10-12 cm
– Width 5-7 cm
– Texture
Conservation Status
Growth Rate Moderate
Crown type Conical
Propagation method Seed
Root type Tap root
Preferred Soils Immature loam
Impact on Soil Soil quality enhance
Salinity tolerance No
Human uses Fruit
Economic Importance Medicine, varnish (back oil), timber
Distribution Dry and intermediate zone
Light preferences Full sun
Flowering time February-March
Flower Color Yellow
Fruit type Fleshy fruit