Diospyros ebenum J.Koenig ex Retz.
  • Physiogr. Sälsk. Handl.
  • Ceylon ebony

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Diospyros ebenum J.Koenig ex Retz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000648800. Accessed on: 30 Mar 2020'

General Information

Trees, to 20(-30) m. Bark dark gray to black, shallowly furrowed, flaking in rectangular pieces from summits of ridges. Leaves persistent; petiole 0.4-0.6(-0.8) cm; blade dark green and glossy adaxially, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate, 6-10(-15) × (2-)3-5 cm, thin, apex rounded to obtuse or barely short-pointed, abaxial surface glabrous, without basilaminar glands. Inflorescences solitary flowers or 3-15-flowered cymes, borne on twigs of current season. Flowers 1.2-1.8 cm; sepals 4; petals 4; stamens 16(-32); anthers dehiscent along their entire length; pistillate flowers with 8 staminodes; styles 4, connate to near stigmas; ovary glabrous. Berries black, not glaucous, depressed-globose to globose, (3-)4-5 cm diam., glabrous. Seeds brown to black, trianguloid-ellipsoid, to 1.5 cm. 2n = 30.

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    Other Local Names

    Ceylon ebony

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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    Global Tree Assessment
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • E Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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