Diospyros vera (Lour.) A.Chev. Main specimen
Ebenaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Diospyros vera
  • Author : Chevalier, Auguste Jean Baptiste (1919)
  • Family : Ebenaceae
  • English names : Ironwood
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Angaru
    Kannada : Karugaana
    Tamil : Irumbili, Karianthovarai
    Telugu : Chinnayalli, Pisikini
  • Synonyms :
    Diospyros angustifolia (Miq.) Kosterm.
    Diospyros buxifolia Thouars
    Diospyros compacta (R.Br.) Kosterm.
    Diospyros egbert-walkeri Kosterm.
    Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. angustata Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. angustifolia (Miq.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. angustifolia (Miq.) M. Mohanan
    Diospyros ferrea var. aroeensis Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. buxifolia (Rottb.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. buxoides Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. compacta (R.Br.) Fosberg
    Diospyros ferrea var. ellipsoidea Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. geminata (R.Br.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. globosa Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. guineensis (Schumach. & Thonn.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. humilis (R.Br.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. indonesica Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. lamponga (Miq.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. lamponga (Miq.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. laurina (R.Br.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. littorea (R.Br.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. oblanceolata Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. oblonga Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. oblongata Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. obovata Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. reticulata (R.Br.) Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea var. salomonensis Bakh.
    Diospyros ferrea f. subelliptica Bakh.
    Diospyros geminata (R.Br.) F.Muell.
    Diospyros humilis (R.Br.) F.Muell.
    Diospyros littorea (R.Br.) Kosterm.
    Diospyros nigrescens (Dalzell) C.J.Saldanha
    Diospyros salomonensis (Bakh.) Kosterm.
    Ebenoxylum verum Lour.
    Ebenus compacta (R.Br.) Kuntze
    Ebenus geminata (R.Br.) Kuntze
    Ebenus hemicyclodes (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Kuntze
    Ebenus humilis (R.Br.) Kuntze
    Ebenus lamponga (Miq.) Kuntze
    Ebenus laurina (R.Br.) Kuntze
    Ebenus nigrescens (Dalzell) Kuntze
    Ebenus obovata (R.Br.) Kuntze
    Ebenus reticulata (R.Br.) Kuntze
    Ferreola buxifolia (Rottb.) Roxb.
    Ferreola ebenus Stokes
    Ferreola guineensis Schumach. & Thonn.
    Maba angustifolia Miq.
    Maba buxifolia (Rottb.) Pers.
    Maba buxifolia (Rottb.) Juss.
    Maba buxifolia var. littorea (R.Br.) Hiern
    Maba caningiana A. DC.
    Maba compacta R.Br.
    Maba cumingiana A.DC.
    Maba ebenus Wight
    Maba geminata R.Br.
    Maba guineensis A.DC.
    Maba hemicycloides F.Muell. ex Benth.
    Maba humilis R.Br.
    Maba interstans F.Muell.
    Maba lamponga Miq.
    Maba laurina R.Br.
    Maba littorea R.Br.
    Maba neilgherrensis A. DC.
    Maba nigrescens Dalzell
    Maba obovata R.Br.
    Maba papuana Hiern
    Maba reticulata R.Br.
    Maba rosea Montrouz.
    Maba secundiflora Hutch.
    Maba smeathmannii A.DC.
    Maba vacciniifolia Benth.
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    - Diospyros : From the ancient Greek words Dios meaning divine and Puros for grain, wheat. Thus, in context Diospyros means more or less "food of god", referring to the species with edible fruit.
    - Vera : The species epithet vera means "true" or "genuine".