1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros canaliculata De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to N. Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Ebenaceae, F. White. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized forest tree 15-60 ft. high
    Bark
    Bark black, thin, smooth, breaking like flint when struck
    Slash
    Slash black outside, pale pink turning ochrous-yellow inside
    Wood
    Sapwood white, rapidly becoming bright yellow
    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant
    Corolla
    Corolla white
    Fruits
    Fruits borne in fascicles on the branches and trunk; fruiting calyx red.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Diospyros canaliculata De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 2001 Lane, P. [434], Cameroon K000027460
    May 1, 2001 Lane, P. [434], Cameroon K000108603
    Dec 1, 1960 Gossweiler, J. [6527], Angola K000350789 Unknown type material
    Dec 1, 1960 Mildbraed, J. [8310], Cameroon K000350686
    Aug 1, 1960 Cummins, H.A. [119 & 242], Ghana K000350638

    First published in Pl. Bequaert. 3: 537 (1926)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Pl. Bequaert. 3:537 (1926).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0