1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros piscatoria 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
    Shrub or medium-sizedForest tree up to 90 ft. high
    Bole
    Bole long, straight, slender, often fluted and sometimes with very small buttresses at base
    Bark
    Bark black, rough, exfoliating in large scales
    Slash
    Slash black outside, yellow or orange inside
    Wood
    Sapwood white or pinkish white Heartwood often black, sometimes with greenish-brown streaks
    Fruits
    Fruits dull crimson.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

    Diospyros piscatoria Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [14151], Cameroon K000051644
    Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [2454], Cameroon K000350659 syntype
    Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [2454], Cameroon K000350660 syntype
    Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3547], Cameroon K000350661 syntype
    Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3011a], Cameroon K000350662 syntype
    Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3866], Cameroon K000350663 syntype
    Keay, R.W.J. [37472], Cameroon 5071.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [37472], Cameroon K000051611
    Thomas, D.W. [3342], Cameroon K000051646
    Thomas, D.W. [968], Cameroon K000051645

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 155 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • White in Bull. Soc. Bot. Brux. 26: 280, tt. 76 A-E, 77 A-B
    • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 191.
    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 6 (excl. syn. Maba soubreana)
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 46: 155 (1911)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

    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