1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros conocarpa Gürke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Forest shrub or small slender tree up to 30 ft. high
    Branches
    Branches in pseudo-whorls
    Bole
    Bole black with thin papery scales falling to expose powdery purple surface
    Slash
    Slash black outside, pale yellow and fibrous inside
    Wood
    Sapwood pale cream-yellow, hard and tough with blackish markings at centre
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence drooping
    Corolla
    Corolla white or pinkish.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Diospyros conocarpa Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11046], Cameroon K000339035
    Mar 1, 2006 Harvey, Y.B. [170], Cameroon K000339037
    Mar 1, 2006 Tadjouteu, F. [584], Cameroon K000339036
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [119], Cameroon K000008113
    Jul 1, 2002 Ejiofor, M.C. [FHI 29320], Cameroon K000051672
    Jan 1, 2002 Olorunfemi, J. [30536], Cameroon K000051673
    May 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [948], Cameroon K000108590
    May 1, 2001 Gosline, G. [3], Cameroon K000108606
    Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [905], Cameroon K000086712
    Jan 1, 1988 Thomas, D.W. [6957], Cameroon K000051652
    Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [7342], Cameroon K000051654
    Jan 1, 1987 Nemba, J. [151], Cameroon K000051653
    Jul 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [14072], Cameroon K000051650
    Jan 1, 1972 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [9826], Cameroon K000051651
    Aug 1, 1961 Adebusuyi, E. [FHI 44038], Cameroon K000051587
    Dec 1, 1960 Klaine, R.P. [2164], Gabon K000350684
    Dec 1, 1957 Binuyo, A. [35630], Cameroon K000051583
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9424], Cameroon 5068.000
    Thomas, D.W. [603], Cameroon K000051582
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9424], Cameroon K000051584
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9424], Cameroon K000051585
    Etuge, M. [3], Cameroon K000051655
    Davies, M. J. [FHI 29679], Cameroon K000051586

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 311 (1891)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Mildbr. in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 9: 1048 (1926).
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 14: 311 (1892)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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