Genus:
Diospyros L.

Diospyros physocalycina Gürke

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small forest tree up to 30 ft. high
Morphology General Bark
Bark blackish
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash jet black outside, pinkish-cream inside and immediately turning dark brown, buttercup yellow at inner edge
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pale purplish-green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit red, surrounded by green calyx.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria

Diospyros physocalycina Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [1691], Cameroon K000350689 Unknown type material
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [1713], Cameroon K000350687 syntype
Dec 1, 1960 Zenker, G.A. [1713], Cameroon K000350688 syntype
Zenker, G.A. [915], Cameroon K000350690

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 68 (1898)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Mildbr. in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 9: 1052 (1926).
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 26: 68 (1899)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • 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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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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