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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
Medium-sized forest tree 40-80 ft. high
Morphology Bole
Bole long, slender without buttresses
Morphology General Bark
Bark black, with deep longitudinal ridges and fissures, very hard and more resistant to decay than the wood
Morphology General Wood
Heartwood sometimes with a black centre
Morphology Leaves
Leaves greyish beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit yellow with a mucilaginous white pulp.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Diospyros sanza-minika A.Chev. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1957 Zenker, G.A. [3534], Cameroon K000350705 syntype
Chevalier, A [16284], Ivory Coast K000350667

First published in Vég. Ut. Afr. Trop. Franç. 5: 155 (1909)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 168, t. 314.
  • Chev. Bot. 397
  • Vég. Ut. 5: 155 (1909)

Flora of West Tropical 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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Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides
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