1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros kanurii F.White

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub ± 1.5 m. tall, richly and rigidly branched; internodes very short.
    Leaves
    Leaves deep greenish brown above when dry, paler beneath, oblong-elliptic or obovate-oblong, 1.7-6.3 cm. long, 1-2.7 cm. broad, rounded, retuse, obtuse or subacute at the apex, broadly rounded and slightly asymmetric at the base, undulate at the margin, shiny on both surfaces, glabrous beneath save for a few minute setulae on the margin, midrib and lateral nerves; lateral nerves in 4 pairs, the tertiary nerves and veins forming a dense reticulum on both surfaces; petiole 3-5 mm. long.
    Male
    Male flowers unknown.
    Flowers
    Female flowers solitary, pendulous, borne towards the base of the current year’ s shoot, in the axils of fallen reduced leaves and the first-formed foliage leaves; peduncle ± 1 mm. long; pedicel 2 mm. long, thickened, bracteoles ± 1.5 mm. long; calyx 4 mm. long, glabrous outside except for the setulose margin, 4-lobed almost to the base, the lobes ± round; corolla subrotate, 7 mm. long, glabrous; corolla-tube 1.5 mm. long; corolla-lobes 4, ovate-lingulate; staminodes 4, inserted on the tube and alternating with the lobes, 2 mm. long; ovary ovoid, 3 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, glabrous, with 8 uniovulate locules; styles 4, equalling the ovary, ascending, expanded and irregularly lobed distally, fleshy and stigmatic on the inner surface. Male flowers unknown.
    Female
    Female flowers solitary, pendulous, borne towards the base of the current year’ s shoot, in the axils of fallen reduced leaves and the first-formed foliage leaves; peduncle ± 1 mm. long; pedicel 2 mm. long, thickened, bracteoles ± 1.5 mm. long; calyx 4 mm. long, glabrous outside except for the setulose margin, 4-lobed almost to the base, the lobes ± round; corolla subrotate, 7 mm. long, glabrous; corolla-tube 1.5 mm. long; corolla-lobes 4, ovate-lingulate; staminodes 4, inserted on the tube and alternating with the lobes, 2 mm. long; ovary ovoid, 3 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, glabrous, with 8 uniovulate locules; styles 4, equalling the ovary, ascending, expanded and irregularly lobed distally, fleshy and stigmatic on the inner surface.
    Fruits
    Fruit not known.
    Habitat
    Acacia-Commiphora bushland with Dalbergia eremicola, Jatropha dikhtar and Lonchocarpus kanurii; ± 150 m.
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Diospyros kanurii F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 2, 1995 Brenan, J.P.M. [14805], Kenya K000350739 isotype

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 58: 364 (1988)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 446 (1994).
    • F. White in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 58: 364 (1988).

    Sources

    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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