1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros inhacaensis F.White

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

    Ebenaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Evergreen shrub or tree up to 20 m tall.
    Bark
    Bark dark grey, rough but less so than in D. quiloensis.
    Leaves
    Leaves subcoriaceous, drying pale brown or blackish; lamina up to 7 x 3·6 cm., narrowly or broadly rhombic–elliptic, apex usually subacuminate, rarely acute, the tip itself usually slightly emarginate, base cuneate, margin, both in living and dried leaves, conspicuously undulate; lower surface glabrous; lateral nerves in 5–7 pairs, slightly prominent beneath; tertiary nerves and veins scarcely visible; petiole about 0·2 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0–2 cm. long, with 3 narrowly deltate, acute lobes, 0·15 x 0·15 cm., glabrous outside except for the sparsely setulose margin, glabrous inside.
    Corolla
    Corolla subrotate, 0·6 cm. long, glabrous; tube 0·15 cm. long; lobes 3, 0·45 x 0·3 cm., apex obtuse.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–11, exserted, up to 0·5 cm. long; anthers 0·1–0·15 cm. long, lanceolate, obtuse, densely setulose.
    Pistillodes
    Pistillode 0·1 cm. long, glabrous.
    Male
    Pistillode 0·1 cm. long, glabrous. Corolla subrotate, 0·6 cm. long, glabrous; tube 0·15 cm. long; lobes 3, 0·45 x 0·3 cm., apex obtuse. Stamens 5–11, exserted, up to 0·5 cm. long; anthers 0·1–0·15 cm. long, lanceolate, obtuse, densely setulose. Male flowers axillary and ramuligerous, in contracted 7–12–flowered cymes; peduncle 0·1 cm. long; pedicels 0–1–0–2 cm. long, glabrous. Calyx 0–2 cm. long, with 3 narrowly deltate, acute lobes, 0·15 x 0·15 cm., glabrous outside except for the sparsely setulose margin, glabrous inside.
    Flowers
    Female flowers unknown. Male flowers axillary and ramuligerous, in contracted 7–12–flowered cymes; peduncle 0·1 cm. long; pedicels 0–1–0–2 cm. long, glabrous.
    Female
    Female flowers unknown.
    Seeds
    Seed 1, obovoid, 1·1 x 0·6 cm., black, endosperm smooth.
    Fruits
    Fruiting calyx usually c. 0·7 cm. long, glabrous, tube longer than the lobes, gradually narrowed to the pedicel; lobes ovate–deltate. Fruits subsessile, solitary or 2–3 together in the axils of fallen leaves on second and third year branchlets, up to 2 x 1·2 cm., glabrous, fusiform, apiculate, style persistent.
    Cytology
    Chromosome number: 2n = 30.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Diospyros inhacaensis F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1961 Mogg, A.O.D. [27221], Mozambique K000350769 Unknown type material
    Dec 1, 1960 Mogg, A.O.D. [27221], Mozambique K000350770 Unknown type material

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 36: 97 (1962)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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