1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros zenkeri (Gürke) F.White

        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
    Shrub or forest tree up to 60 ft. high
    Bark
    Bark black
    Slash
    Slash black outside, pale pink or reddish-brown inside with yellow inner edge, granular
    Wood
    Sapwood white Heartwood sometimes black
    Leaves
    Leaves slightly glaucous beneath
    Corolla
    Corolla cream, fleshy
    Fruits
    Fruit yellow, turning black, borne on older stems.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Diospyros zenkeri (Gürke) F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Ghogue, J.-P. [1059], Cameroon K000746038
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [121], Cameroon K000008114
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [117], Cameroon K000008119
    May 1, 2001 Gosline, G. [8], Cameroon K000108611
    Jan 1, 1995 Watts, J. [712], Cameroon K000086741
    Jan 1, 1995 Akogo, M. [118], Cameroon K000086743
    Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [705], Cameroon K000086742
    Jan 1, 1987 Nemba, J. [9], Cameroon K000051639
    Jan 1, 1969 Gartlan, J.S. [31], Cameroon K000051782
    Mar 1, 1955 Staudt [943], Cameroon K000051641
    Mar 1, 1955 Zenker, G.A. [3765], Cameroon K000350723 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1955 Olorunfemi, J. [30767], Cameroon K000051635
    Jan 1, 1955 Maitland, T.D. [619], Cameroon K000051636
    Jan 1, 1955 Maitland, T.D. [619], Cameroon K000051637
    Thomas, D.W. [622], Cameroon 41198.000
    Thomas, D.W. [2303], Cameroon K000051783
    Thomas, D.W. [7585], Cameroon K000051638
    Thomas, D.W. [622], Cameroon K000051640
    Zenker, G.A. [858], Cameroon K000350722 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 26: 244 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • 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 Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 26: 244 (1956).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.

    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/
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    Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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