1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros elliotii (Hiern) F.White

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Small forest tree 12-35 ft. high
    Bark
    Bark smooth, dark brown
    Slash
    Slash orange-yellow
    Flowers
    Flowers white
    Fruits
    Fruit borne on older parts of stem below the leaves, bright orange.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burkina, Central African Repu, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Diospyros elliotii (Hiern) F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1969 Laferrere [132], Mali K000391837
    Aug 1, 1960 Vogel [s.n.], Nigeria K000350649 isotype
    Aug 1, 1960 Vogel [205], Nigeria K000350650 isotype
    Aug 1, 1960 Barter [1220], Nigeria K000350651 isotype
    Mar 1, 1955 Scott Elliot, G.F. [5101], Sierra Leone K000350646 holotype
    Mar 1, 1955 Mann [839], Sierra Leone K000350647
    Mar 1, 1955 Mann [839], Sierra Leone K000350648
    Vogel [181], Equatorial Guinea K000347038

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 26: 243 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 26: 243 (1956).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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