1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros mollis Griff.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.

    [FTEA]

    Ebenaceae, F. White & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Distribution
    A native of Burma and Thailand.
    Habit
    Is a shrub or medium-sized tree.
    Leaves
    With ovate, ovate-oblong or obovate-lanceolate leaves 5.5-13 x 2.5-4 cm., ± obtusely acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, at first pubescent on both sides, later glabrescent at least above
    Flowers
    ♂ flowers in few-flowered axillary cymes. ♀ flowers solitary.
    Male
    ♂ flowers in few-flowered axillary cymes.
    Female
    ♀ flowers solitary.
    Corolla
    Corolla golden-yellow.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, 1.5-2 cm. in diameter.
    Note
    Has been grown at Amani, Sigi Chini Plantation ( Greenway 3692, Ruffo 1071).
    [FTEA]
    Use
    The leaves and fruits have been used as a black dye.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

    Diospyros mollis Griff. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Agric. Soc. India 3: 145 (1844)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © 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

    Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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