Diospyros gabunensis

Diospyros gabunensis


Ebenaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Gürke


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 48: 317


Vouchers

Bos 2333 (WAG); de Koning 434 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Vuckeh/ Gbalagala (belle) tuacrayee (Mano) Bibinije (Sapo)


Notes

Rainforest tree very similar to D. sanza-minica but with a smooth rather than grooved, black, hard, and very brittle bark; slash black outside, pale brown inside, yellow towards the inner edge. Between the crusty outer bark and the brown inner bark there is a thin black layer. Leaf simple, alternate. Fragrant cauliflorous flowers with blackish calyx and white corolla. Branchlets, petioles, calyx and fruits with densely brown velvety hairs. Leaf with a pair of glands at the base.

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