Diospyros rotundifolia Hiern

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Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Near Chidenguele, between Quissico and Xai-xai

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Diospyros rotundifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms:
Common names: Dune star-apple (English)
Frequency: Common along the coastline
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree, to 9 m. Leaves coriaceous, ± circular; apex rounded to ± truncate, often emarginate; margin recurved; glossy green above, paler beneath; lateral veins c. 5, indistinct. Flowers solitary in axils, creamy white. Ovary glabrous with (8-)10 loculi. Fruit spherical, glabrous, red to purplish; female calyx persistent with wing-like lobes reflexed to form a frill.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rotundifolia: with round (circular) leaves
Habitat: In coastal thicket on sand-dunes
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern coastal Mozambique and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 30 December 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 754. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 258 - 259. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Diospyros rotundifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183810, retrieved 20 November 2019

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