BJBB 48: 308
Cooper 71 (BM, FHO, K); Jongkind 7168 (WAG)
A common tree in the rainforest, to 25 m tall, with a long and slender bole without buttresses; it is easily recognized by the black bark which has narrow but deep longitudinal fissures and ridges; it is very hard, like rock, and when slashed only a few chips splinter off; inner slash reddish brown. Leaves glaucous, grayish or pinkish beneath; ripe fruits yellow. See also PROTA database. A Diospyros species with similar but sub-opposite leaves is the often unbranched shrub Diospyros chevalieri.