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

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or Small forest tree up to 50 ft. high, sometimes multiple-stemmed
    Bole
    Bole shallowly and irregularly fluted at base
    Bark
    Bark dark brown, peeling in thin papery flakes up to 2 by 1 in.
    Slash
    Slash blackish outside, deep ochre inside
    Wood
    Sapwood creamy-buff
    Leaves
    Leaves glaucous-green beneath
    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant, borne in fascicles all up the trunk
    Corolla
    Corolla white
    Fruits
    Fruit orange.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

    Diospyros fragrans Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2002 Ejiofor, M.C. [FHI 29312], Cameroon K000051671
    Dec 1, 1957 Binuyo, A. [35629], Cameroon K000051593
    Dec 1, 1957 Binuyo, A. [35629], Cameroon K000051594
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9405], Cameroon 5069.000
    Thomas, D.W. [2507], Cameroon K000051591
    Gartlan [3] 39361.000
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9405], Cameroon K000051592
    Zenker, G.A. [1740], Cameroon K000350693 syntype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 154 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • 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: 1050 (1926).
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 46: 154 (1912)

    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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