1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros nigra (J.F.Gmel.) Perr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Colombia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Distribution
    A native of the West Indies
    Habit
    Is a much branched bushy evergreen tree 7-9 m. tall
    Leaves
    With oblong or elliptic leaves ± 13(-30) x 5 cm., subacute or obtuse at the apex, narrowed to the base, glabrous or with sparse adpressed hairs when young, shining above
    Calyx
    Calyx thinly pubescent outside, with 4-6 deep lobes rounded at the apex
    Corolla
    Corolla white
    Ovary
    Ovary silky
    Fruits
    Fruit depressed-globose, 5-12.5 cm. diameter, with thin green skin and dark chocolate-brown soft pulp
    Seeds
    Seeds 1-10 or absent, compressed-ovoid, ± 1.9 cm. long.
    Note
    Has been grown at Amani, Sigi Chini Plantation ( Greenway 1604, 3289 & 6825, Ruffo & Mmari 2107).
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 20 - 1600 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Árbol

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Introduced into:

    Florida, India, Jawa, Madagascar, Texas

    Diospyros nigra (J.F.Gmel.) Perr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Pennington, T.D. [11356], Costa Rica Diospyros digyna 54173.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6350] Diospyros sapota K001123640

    First published in Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 113 (1825)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East 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/
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    Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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