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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
Small or medium-sizedForest tree 25-60 ft. high
Morphology Bole
Bole tall, straight
Morphology General Bark
Bark black, smooth at first, becoming scaly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit yellow at first, turning red, then black.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Diospyros viridicans Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1986 Nemba, J. [68], Cameroon K000051648
Jan 1, 1986 Thomas, D.W. [5714], Cameroon K000051647
Jan 1, 1969 Gartlan, J.S. [4], Cameroon K000051634
Dec 1, 1960 Gossweiler, J. [6955], Angola K000350683 isotype
Jan 1, 1960 Maitland, T.D. [768], Cameroon K000051633
Gartlan, J.S. [4], Cameroon 6049.044
Gartlan, J. [31], Cameroon 7339.000

First published in J. Bot. 59: 129 (1921)

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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in J. Bot. 59: 129 (1921).

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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