Diospyros verrucosa Hiern

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Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to the Chiniziua River, Sofala.

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to the Chiniziua River, Sofala.

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to the Chiniziua River, Sofala.

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to the Chiniziua River, Sofala.

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest road North of Nhago, Coutada 12

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheringoma Escarpment, Sofala, Mozambique.

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheringoma Escarpment, Sofala, Mozambique.

Diospyros verrucosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cheringoma Escarpment, Sofala, Mozambique.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Warty star-apple (English)
Frequency: Local. In Southern Africa only known North of the Beira-Dondo area. More common further north.
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Bark grey to blackish rough and fissured. Leaves spirally arranged, ovate, ovate-oblong to lanceolate, slightly leathery, green and hairless above, densely covered in pale velvet below; margin entire. Flowers in axillary few-flowered clusters or solitary, unisexual, whitish. Fruit up to c. 4.5 × 4 cm broadly ellipsoid to almost round with a warty surface, densely covered in rusty hairs when young, orange to black and almost hairless when ripe; persistent calyx small and inconspicuous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: verrucosa: warty
Habitat: In coastal forest and woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Tanzania
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 21 August 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 753. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 284 - 285. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diospyros verrucosa
African Plant Database: Diospyros verrucosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Diospyros verrucosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Diospyros verrucosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diospyros verrucosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diospyros verrucosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Diospyros verrucosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Diospyros verrucosa
iNaturalist: Diospyros verrucosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diospyros verrucosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Diospyros verrucosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diospyros verrucosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diospyros verrucosa
Plants of the World Online: Diospyros verrucosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Diospyros verrucosa
Tropicos: Diospyros verrucosa
Wikipedia: Diospyros verrucosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Diospyros verrucosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168230, retrieved 5 August 2020

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