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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
Shrub or medium-sizedForest tree up to 90 ft. high
Morphology Bole
Bole long, straight, slender, often fluted and sometimes with very small buttresses at base
Morphology General Bark
Bark black, rough, exfoliating in large scales
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash black outside, yellow or orange inside
Morphology General Wood
Sapwood white or pinkish white Heartwood often black, sometimes with greenish-brown streaks
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits dull crimson.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Diospyros piscatoria Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [14151], Cameroon K000051644
Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [2454], Cameroon K000350660 syntype
Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3547], Cameroon K000350661 syntype
Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3011a], Cameroon K000350662 syntype
Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3866], Cameroon K000350663 syntype
Jun 18, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [2454], Cameroon K000350659 syntype
Keay, R.W.J. [37472], Cameroon 5071.000
Thomas, D.W. [968], Cameroon K000051645
Thomas, D.W. [3342], Cameroon K000051646
Keay, R.W.J. [37472], Cameroon K000051611

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 155 (1911)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 6 (excl. syn. Maba soubreana)
  • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 191.
  • White in Bull. Soc. Bot. Brux. 26: 280, tt. 76 A-E, 77 A-B
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 46: 155 (1911)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
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