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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 16 m. tall but sometimes flowering at only 2 m.; bark reddish, striate, ± peeling on some branches; young branchlets and leaves ferruginous tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves drying pale brown or reddish brown above, glaucous beneath and contrasting with the darker nerves and veins, lanceolate or lanceolate-elliptic, 6.5-11 cm. long, 3-4.7 cm. wide, subacuminate to acuminate at the apex, acute to obtuse at the base, the margin slightly revolute, subcoriaceous, chestnut-pubescent when young beneath, densely strigulose on the nerves, but with sparser longer hairs on surface between, becoming glabrous but with glaucous look due to dense minute scales, upper surface glabrous except for the densely hairy impressed midrib; lateral nerves in 5-7 pairs, slightly impressed above, very prominent beneath; tertiary nerves and veins impressed above (at least on young leaves), prominent beneath; petiole 0.6-1.2 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Male flowers subsessile, 1-3 together in the leaf-axils of fallen leaves, pedicels ± 1 mm. long; calyx cyathiform, 5 mm. long, ferruginous tomentose; calyx-lobes 4, triangular, 2-2.5 mm. long; corolla yellow-green, narrowly conoidal, up to 1.5 cm. long, 4 mm. wide, slightly curved in bud, at anthesis hypocrateriform, ferruginous-tomentose; corolla-lobes 3-4, lanceolate, 6-7.5 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, spreading; stamens 12, in 4 pairs alternating with 4 singles which are opposite the corolla-lobes, ± 5.5 mm. long, included; filaments ± 1 mm. long, glabrous except for an occasional seta, inserted on the receptacle; anthers ± 4.5 mm. long with pronounced apiculum; rudimentary ovary represented by a tuft of hair. Female flowers and fruit unknown.
    Male
    Male flowers subsessile, 1-3 together in the leaf-axils of fallen leaves, pedicels ± 1 mm. long; calyx cyathiform, 5 mm. long, ferruginous tomentose; calyx-lobes 4, triangular, 2-2.5 mm. long; corolla yellow-green, narrowly conoidal, up to 1.5 cm. long, 4 mm. wide, slightly curved in bud, at anthesis hypocrateriform, ferruginous-tomentose; corolla-lobes 3-4, lanceolate, 6-7.5 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, spreading; stamens 12, in 4 pairs alternating with 4 singles which are opposite the corolla-lobes, ± 5.5 mm. long, included; filaments ± 1 mm. long, glabrous except for an occasional seta, inserted on the receptacle; anthers ± 4.5 mm. long with pronounced apiculum; rudimentary ovary represented by a tuft of hair.
    Female
    Female flowers and fruit unknown.
    Habitat
    Forest; 150-600 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Diospyros capricornuta F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1988 Procter, J.E.A. [9], Tanzania K000350759 holotype

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 58: 405 (1988)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F. White in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 58: 405 (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
    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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