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

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Forest shrub or small tree up to 30 ft. high
    Bole
    Bole fluted
    Branches
    Branches of young trees with large, spreading, sharp-pointed spines
    Bark
    Bark papery, peeling, usually purple-brown, sometimes yellow-brown or green
    Slash
    Slash pale yellow
    Wood
    Sapwood white
    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant, corolla creamy-white
    Fruits
    Ripe fruit yellow or orange.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo, Zaïre

    Diospyros monbuttensis Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4764], Cameroon K000746039
    May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4133], Cameroon K000108602
    Keay, R.W.J. [37196], Nigeria 6396.000
    Meikle, R.D. [1394], Nigeria 3382.000
    Maitland, T.D. [1634], Cameroon K000051610
    Schweinfurth, G. [3598], Congo, DRC K000350729

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 66 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 162, t. 310, 1-5.
    • F. White in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 27: 518, t. 54 (1957)
    • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 190
    • Chev. Bot. 397
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 43: 208 (1909)
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 26: 66 (1899)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    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
    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