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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or Small forest tree up to 50 ft. high, sometimes multiple-stemmed
Morphology Bole
Bole shallowly and irregularly fluted at base
Morphology General Bark
Bark dark brown, peeling in thin papery flakes up to 2 by 1 in.
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash blackish outside, deep ochre inside
Morphology General Wood
Sapwood creamy-buff
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glaucous-green beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fragrant, borne in fascicles all up the trunk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

Diospyros fragrans Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2002 Ejiofor, M.C. [FHI 29312], Cameroon K000051671
Dec 1, 1957 Binuyo, A. [35629], Cameroon K000051594
Dec 1, 1957 Binuyo, A. [35629], Cameroon K000051593
Gartlan [3] 39361.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [9405], Cameroon 5069.000
Zenker, G.A. [1740], Cameroon K000350693 syntype
Brenan, J.P.M. [9405], Cameroon K000051592
Thomas, D.W. [2507], Cameroon K000051591

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 154 (1911)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Mildbr. in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 9: 1050 (1926).
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 46: 154 (1912)

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