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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Colombia.
Diospyros nigra

[FTEA]

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

Distribution
A native of the West Indies
Morphology General Habit
Is a much branched bushy evergreen tree 7-9 m. tall
Morphology Leaves
With oblong or elliptic leaves ± 13(-30) x 5 cm., subacute or obtuse at the apex, narrowed to the base, glabrous or with sparse adpressed hairs when young, shining above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx thinly pubescent outside, with 4-6 deep lobes rounded at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary silky
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit depressed-globose, 5-12.5 cm. diameter, with thin green skin and dark chocolate-brown soft pulp
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1-10 or absent, compressed-ovoid, ± 1.9 cm. long.
Note
Has been grown at Amani, Sigi Chini Plantation ( Greenway 1604, 3289 & 6825, Ruffo & Mmari 2107).

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 20 - 1600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol

Native to:

Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

Introduced into:

Florida, India, Jawa, Madagascar, Texas

Diospyros nigra (J.F.Gmel.) Perr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pennington, T.D. [11356], Costa Rica Diospyros digyna 54173.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6350] Diospyros sapota K001123640

First published in Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 113 (1825)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Kew Science Photographs
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Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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