literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. (Syn: Diospyros embryopteris Pers.)

Vernacular Name: Mankadakendu, Dhusara kendu, Kala kendu (O); Maka tendu, Kala tendu, (H); Makur kendi, Tendu (Beng).

Tree with low spreading branches; bark black. Leaves acute, subacute or obtuse, glabrous, shining above, base obtuse or rounded. Flowers white, fragrant; male flowers in umbellate cymes; female flowers solitary. Fruit globose, covered with deciduous red scurf. Seeds large, embedded in white endosperm.
Fairly abundant along streams and water bodies; also in damp forests.
Flowering : March - April.
Fruiting : Ripening following March- April