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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to N. Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small or medium-sizedForest tree 25-50 ft. high
Morphology Bole
Bole slightly fluted with a blackish Guava-like scaly bark
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash black outside, bright yellow inside
Morphology General Wood
Heartwood sometimes black in the centre Sapwood white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit and fruiting sepals dark red.

Native to:

Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

Diospyros dendo Welw. ex Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [260], Cameroon K000051676
Jul 1, 2002 Nemba, J. [220], Cameroon K000051675
Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [3999], Cameroon K000108584
Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4474], Cameroon K000108585
Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [1722], Cameroon K000350640 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [1722], Cameroon K000350641 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [3746], Cameroon K000350642 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [914], Cameroon K000350643 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [1154], Cameroon K000350644 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Le Testu, M. [2126], Gabon K000350680 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Vermoesen, F.M.C. [1585], Congo, DRC K000350681 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Vermoesen, F.M.C. [1705], Congo, DRC K000350682 syntype
Aug 1, 1954 Zenker, G.A. [2350], Cameroon K000350645 syntype
Jan 1, 1954 Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10754], Cameroon K000051643
Gartlan, J. [F468], Cameroon 7468.000

First published in Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 195 (1873)

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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 3: 523.
  • in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 12: 195, t. 10 (1873)

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