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

[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 Bole
Bole fluted
Morphology Branches
Branches of young trees with large, spreading, sharp-pointed spines
Morphology General Bark
Bark papery, peeling, usually purple-brown, sometimes yellow-brown or green
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash pale yellow
Morphology General Wood
Sapwood white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fragrant, corolla creamy-white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe fruit yellow or orange.

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo, Zaïre

Diospyros monbuttensis Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4764], Cameroon K000746039
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4133], Cameroon K000108602
Meikle, R.D. [1394], Nigeria 3382.000
Keay, R.W.J. [37196], Nigeria 6396.000
Schweinfurth, G. [3598], Congo, DRC K000350729
Maitland, T.D. [1634], Cameroon K000051610

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 66 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 162, t. 310, 1-5.
  • Chev. Bot. 397
  • F. White in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 27: 518, t. 54 (1957)
  • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 190
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 26: 66 (1899)
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 43: 208 (1909)

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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