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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ghana to S. Nigeria, Congo.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Jongkind, C. (2007). The Resurrection of Diospyros rubicunda (Ebenaceae), a Former Synonym of Diospyros barteri. Kew Bulletin, 62(4), 637-640. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20443398

Conservation
VU A1c (ver 2.3 [1994]) of IUCN Red List.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves more widely cordate and less strongly reticulate beneath than Diospyros rubicunda Gürke.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla completely covered with straight hairs, hairs on tube of open flower pointing upward
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pointed, glabrous or almost so from an early stage; calyx lobes up to 2 mm wide
Type
Nigeria, Lagos, Barter 2194 (holotype K!).

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Forest shrub or small tree 3-22 ft. high, sometimes scrambling
Morphology General Indumentum
Young parts covered with ferrugineous hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glaucous beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pale yellow or orange.

Native to:

Congo, Ghana, Nigeria

Diospyros barteri Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [3558], Cameroon K000190035 Unknown type material
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [1859], Cameroon K000198308 Unknown type material
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [1798], Cameroon K000190036 isolectotype
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [1756], Cameroon K000190037 isolectotype
Meikle, R.D. [1393], Nigeria 17847.000
Barter, C. [21194], Nigeria K000190034 Unknown type material

First published in Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 187 (1873)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • Gürke, M. (1909). Ebenaceae africanae III. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 199 - 213.
  • Hepper, F. N. (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, 2nd ed., part 2. Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations, London.
  • Hiern, W. P. (1873). A monograph of the Ebenaceae. Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 27 - 300.
  • Letouzey, R. & White, F. (1970). Ebenaceae. In: A. Aubréville & J.-F. Leroy (eds), Flore du Cameroon, pp. 1 - 184. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • White, F. (1978). The taxonomy, ecology and chorology of African Ebenaceae, I. The Guirieo- Congolian species. Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 48: 245 - 358.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 3: 521
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 4 (excl. Mildbr. 10522).
  • Oliv. in Hook. Ic. Pl. 23: t. 2300 (1894)
  • in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 12: 187 (1873)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Bulletin
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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