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

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Jongkind, C. (2007). The Resurrection of Diospyros rubicunda (Ebenaceae), a Former Synonym of Diospyros barteri. Kew Bulletin, 62(4), 637-640. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20443398

Conservation
Least concern. The forest of large parts of Gabon is not under great threat. The country has a low human population density and most logging is highly selective. Therefore, this species is not known to be under any specific threat.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves more narrowly cordate and more strongly reticulate beneath than Diospyros barteri Hiern.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla completely covered with straight hairs, hairs on tube of open flower pointing down
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit with a blunt or rounded tip, densely hairy almost up to maturity; calyx lobes up to 6 mm wide
Note
The original syntypes in Berlin, Zenker 1756, 1798, 1859 & 3558, were destroyed according to F. White (1978: 326). Zenker 1798 (WAG) is selected here as lectotype for Diospyros rubicunda because this specimen clearly shows the mature flowers with the characteristic indumentum for this species. The specimen cited by F. White in his revision, Talbot 3331, could not be placed with certainty in either of the two species. It differs from both of the above-mentioned species in leaf-shape, and the flowers are too young to aid identification. It might even belong to a third species.
Type
Cameroon, Bipindi, 1898, Zenker 1798 (lectotype, WAG!, designated here; isolectotypes BR!, E, G, HBG, K!, L, MO!, W).

Native to:

Cameroon, Gabon

Diospyros rubicunda Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 42: 206 (1909)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • Gürke, M. (1909). Ebenaceae africanae III. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 199 - 213.
  • Hepper, F. N. (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, 2nd ed., part 2. Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations, London.
  • Hiern, W. P. (1873). A monograph of the Ebenaceae. Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 27 - 300.
  • Letouzey, R. & White, F. (1970). Ebenaceae. In: A. Aubréville & J.-F. Leroy (eds), Flore du Cameroon, pp. 1 - 184. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • White, F. (1978). The taxonomy, ecology and chorology of African Ebenaceae, I. The Guirieo- Congolian species. Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 48: 245 - 358.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Bulletin
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0