1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros crassiflora Hiern

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Forest tree up to 60 ft. high and 12 ft. girth, but often hollow
    Bole
    Bole slightly fluted at the base
    Bark
    Bark black, flaking to expose a black surface
    Slash
    Slash black and brittle outside, pale salmon pink with cream streaks inside, somewhat granular
    Wood
    Sapwood cream with black streaks Heartwood black, a source of commercial ebony
    Flowers
    Flowers white.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Diospyros crassiflora Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2006 Onana, J.-M. [2910], Cameroon K000339055
    Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [2340], Cameroon K000350685 syntype
    Maitland, T.D. [407], Cameroon K000051588
    Maitland, T.D. [407], Cameroon K000051589
    Thomas, D.W. [685], Cameroon 43437.000
    Thomas, D.W. [7687], Cameroon K000051656
    Thomas, D.W. [685], Cameroon K000051590
    Thomson, W.C. [47], Nigeria K000350639

    First published in Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 260 (1873)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 191.
    • F.T.A. 3: 525
    • in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 12: 260 (1873)

    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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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