Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex A.DC.

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 672 (1844)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula. It is a tree and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Trinidad-Tobago

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 422-424, t. 92, 1-3
  • Chev. Bot. 397
  • F.T.A. 3: 518
  • Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 164, t. 313, 3-4.
  • Hiern in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. l2: 165 (1873)
  • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 190
  • Prod. 8: 672 (1844)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 8: 672 (1844).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 447 (1994).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 173 (1961).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 367, fig. 136 (1952).
  • F. White & Letouzey, Fl. Cameroun 11 & Fl. Gabon 18: 110, t. 16/1-12 (1970).
  • F. White in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 48: 352 (1978).
  • F. White in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 58: 414, fig. 19, 20 & 21/2-12 (1988).
  • F. White in Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 286, t. 65C (1983)
  • F. White in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 12 (1963).
  • F. White in Syst. Assoc. Publ. 4: 88-96, t. 8, 10, 11 (1962)
  • F. White, Flore d'Afrique Centrale, Ebenaceae: 87, t. 17M-Q (1987)
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 328, t. 58G-H (1962)
  • Gomes & Sousa, Dendrol. Mozamb., Commerc. Timbers: 154, t. on 155 (1951).
  • Gomes e Sousa, Dendrol. Moçamb., Estudo Geral 2: 629, photo. on 590, t. 194 (1966).
  • Gürke in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 200, t. 1 (1909).
  • Gürke in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 305 (1895).
  • Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 518 (1877).
  • Hiern in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 12: 165 (1873)
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 186 (1949).
  • K. Coates Palgrave, Trees Southern Afr., ed. 3, revised: 748, t. 245 (1990).
  • Palmer & Pitman, Trees Southern Afr. 3: 1793, t. & photo (1973).
  • R.E. Fr., Wiss. Ergebn. Schwed. Rhod.-Kongo-Exped. 1: 257 (1916).
  • Sim, For. Fl. Port. E. Afr.: 82 (1909).
  • Steedman, Trees Shrubs Lianes S. Rhod.: 63 (1933).
  • Vollesen in Opera Bot. 59: 31 (1980).
  • Williamson, Useful Pl. Nyasaland: 49 (1955).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 1960 Erens, J. [274], Botswana K000511135 No
Dec 1, 1960 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1209], Zimbabwe K000350786 syntype Yes
Dec 1, 1960 Erens, J. [255], Botswana K000511133 No
Dec 1, 1960 Erens, J. [243], Botswana K000511136 No
Feb 18, 1957 Roberty, G. [17037], Mali K000391847 No
Jan 1, 1957 Davey, J.T. [578], Burkina Faso K000391842 No
Brenan, J.P.M. [7730], Zambia 11777.000 No
Meikle, R.D. [1373], Nigeria 988.000 No
Schimper [655], Ethiopia K000350725 Yes
Long, D.G. [223], Botswana K000511134 No
Wailly, M. de [5358], Mali K000391844 No
Pope, G.V. [877], Botswana K000511132 No
Wailly, M. de [5], Mali K000391845 No
Biegel, H. [3861], Botswana K000511131 No
Hagerup, O. [18], Mali K000391840 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Burkina Faso K000391839 No
Schimper [1243], Ethiopia K000350726 Yes
Hagerup, O. [84], Mali K000391843 No
Chevalier, A.J.B. [2819], Mali K000391846 No
Hagerup, O. [89], Mali K000391841 No

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