Velvet Apple/Mabolo (Gaab) is a medium sized large evergreen tree growing to a hight of 20 meter.The oblong-acute leaves are 10 to 25 cm long.The leaves are glossy green,smooth above and soft hairy below.Femel flowers are axillary and solitary,larger than male.Fruits are fleshy,globose,upto 8-10 cm diameter,
At the end of spring, the extraordinary red-brown leaves appear. This is one of the main characteristics of the plant. The entire tree looks great at that time. Leaves are simple, dark green, hard, smooth on upper side, petioled, alternate, lanceolate, 10-20 cm long and 4-7 cm wide. Leaves grow thickly on black branches.Flowers are white, scented, with 4 thick petals; sepals 4. The plant produces flowers in March-April.
Genus : Diospyros
Clade : Asterids
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