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This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's microscope slide collection - whole slide. Image ref: KMIC000093_2015.12.18__preview

[FTEA]

Ebenaceae, F. White & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Distribution
A native of Burma and Thailand.
Morphology General Habit
Is a shrub or medium-sized tree.
Morphology Leaves
With ovate, ovate-oblong or obovate-lanceolate leaves 5.5-13 x 2.5-4 cm., ± obtusely acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, at first pubescent on both sides, later glabrescent at least above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
♂ flowers in few-flowered axillary cymes. ♀ flowers solitary.
sex Male
♂ flowers in few-flowered axillary cymes.
sex Female
♀ flowers solitary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla golden-yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit globose, 1.5-2 cm. in diameter.
Note
Has been grown at Amani, Sigi Chini Plantation ( Greenway 3692, Ruffo 1071).

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Use
The leaves and fruits have been used as a black dye.

Native to:

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Diospyros mollis Griff. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2011 Soejarto [10739], Laos K000639752

First published in J. Agric. Soc. India 3: 145 (1844)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • GBIF (2008- continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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

Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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