1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros dendo Welw. ex Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to N. Angola.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Small or medium-sizedForest tree 25-50 ft. high
    Bole
    Bole slightly fluted with a blackish Guava-like scaly bark
    Slash
    Slash black outside, bright yellow inside
    Wood
    Heartwood sometimes black in the centre Sapwood white
    Corolla
    Corolla cream
    Fruits
    Fruit and fruiting sepals dark red.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Diospyros dendo Welw. ex Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [260], Cameroon K000051676
    Jul 1, 2002 Nemba, J. [220], Cameroon K000051675
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [3999], Cameroon K000108584
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4474], Cameroon K000108585
    Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [1722], Cameroon K000350640 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [1722], Cameroon K000350641 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [3746], Cameroon K000350642 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [914], Cameroon K000350643 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [1154], Cameroon K000350644 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [2350], Cameroon K000350645 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Le Testu, M. [2126], Gabon K000350680 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Vermoesen, F.M.C. [1585], Congo, DRC K000350681 syntype
    Aug 1, 1954 Vermoesen, F.M.C. [1705], Congo, DRC K000350682 syntype
    Jan 1, 1954 Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10754], Cameroon K000051643
    Gartlan, J. [F468], Cameroon 7468.000

    First published in Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 195 (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.
    • 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
    • F.T.A. 3: 523.
    • in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 12: 195, t. 10 (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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