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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized forest tree 30-90 ft. high
    Bole
    Bole fluted at the base
    Bark
    Bark black, rough, scaling
    Slash
    Slash black outside, deep yellow, turning orange inside
    Wood
    Sapwood white, turning pale yellow Heartwood pinkish
    Leaves
    Leaves ashy-grey beneath
    Calyx
    Calyx pink
    Corolla
    Corolla ivory white
    Fruits
    Fruits with irritant hairs, borne on upper part of bole and main branches.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria

    Diospyros suaveolens Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11490], Cameroon K000339041
    Mar 1, 2006 Gosline, G. [406], Cameroon K000339040
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [122], Cameroon K000008115
    May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10169], Cameroon K000108588
    May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2793], Cameroon K000108592
    Jan 1, 1969 Gartlan, J.S. [30], Cameroon K000051631
    Dec 1, 1960 Staudt, A. [207], Cameroon K000350672 paratype
    Jan 1, 1960 Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10522], Cameroon K000051632
    Sep 27, 1949 Zenker, G.A. [3530], Cameroon K000350668
    Sep 27, 1949 Zenker, G.A. [3862], Cameroon K000350670
    Thomas, D.W. [7567], Cameroon K000051629
    Etuge, M. [76], Cameroon K000051630
    Zenker, G.A. [2274], Cameroon K000350669
    Zenker, G.A. [951], Cameroon K000350671
    Gosline, G. [118], Cameroon K000008116

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 68 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 26: 68 (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