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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small forest tree up to 30 ft. high
Morphology General Bark
Bark black, smooth with shallow vertical anastomosing fissures
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash jet black outside, red and fibrous inside
Morphology General Wood
Sapwood white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves dull above, pale glaucous-green beneath.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Forest shrub or small tree up to 30 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pinkish-white, mostly borne on older branchlets and main stem.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2006 Gosline, G. [441], Cameroon K000339042
Mar 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11721], Cameroon K000339044
Mar 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11267], Cameroon K000339043
Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [523], Cameroon K000051780
Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4473], Cameroon K000108598
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4224], Cameroon K000108601
May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7165], Cameroon K000108604
May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7165], Cameroon K000027459
May 1, 2001 Gosline, G. [4], Cameroon K000108607
May 1, 2001 Gosline, G. [255], Cameroon K000108589
Jan 1, 1999 Watts, J. [1010a], Cameroon K000865036
Jan 1, 1995 Akogo, M. [73], Cameroon K000086740
Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4695], Cameroon K000051779
Jan 1, 1970 Binuyo, A. [35602], Cameroon K000051580
Jan 1, 1970 Binuyo, A. [35602], Cameroon K000051628
Mar 1, 1955 Zenker, G.A. [4218], Cameroon K000350708
Mar 1, 1955 Zenker, G.A. [3466], Cameroon K000350709 Unknown type material
Mar 1, 1955 Zenker, G.A. [2433], Cameroon K000350710
Mar 1, 1955 Zenker, G.A. [3361], Cameroon K000350712
Mar 1, 1955 Zenker, G.A. [3224], Cameroon K000350711
Jan 1, 1955 Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10531], Cameroon K000051581
McKey, D. [DM116], Cameroon 77818.000
Onochie, C.F.A. [9320], Cameroon K000051579
Thomas, D.W. [688], Cameroon K000051627
Onochie, C.F.A. [9320], Cameroon K000051578
Thomas, D.W. [688], Cameroon Diospyros simulans 43518.000

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 26: 242 (1956)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 26: 242 (1956).

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