1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros sanza-minika A.Chev.

        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
    Medium-sized forest tree 40-80 ft. high
    Bole
    Bole long, slender without buttresses
    Bark
    Bark black, with deep longitudinal ridges and fissures, very hard and more resistant to decay than the wood
    Wood
    Heartwood sometimes with a black centre
    Leaves
    Leaves greyish beneath
    Flowers
    Flowers white
    Fruits
    Fruit yellow with a mucilaginous white pulp.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

    Diospyros sanza-minika A.Chev. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3534], Cameroon K000350705 syntype
    Chevalier, A [16284], Ivory Coast K000350667

    First published in Vég. Ut. Afr. Trop. Franç. 5: 155 (1909)

    Accepted by

    • 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: 168, t. 314.
    • Chev. Bot. 397
    • Vég. Ut. 5: 155 (1909)

    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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