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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 18 ft. high
Morphology General Bark
Bark blackish, almost smooth
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash black outside, red as in D. alboflavescens inside
Morphology General Wood
Sapwood creamy white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deep green and glossy above, glaucous beneath
Morphology General Buds
Flower buds yellowish.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

Diospyros obliquifolia (Hiern ex Gürke) F.White appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1995 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1223], Cameroon K000086718
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [157], Cameroon K000086720
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5072], Cameroon K000086719
Jan 1, 1968 Soyaux, H. [238], Gabon K000350716
Jan 1, 1962 Mann, G. [1800], Gabon K000350714 lectotype
Jan 1, 1962 Mann, G. [1800], Gabon K000350715 isotype
Thomas, D.W. [2250], Cameroon K000051668

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 33: 364 (1963)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 33: ined. (1963).

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