Diospyros batocana Hiern

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Diospyros batocana

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Diospyros batocana

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Diospyros batocana

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Patricia Bingham

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small, often gnarled tree. Bark dark, rough and deeply fissured. Leaves elliptic, leathery, glossy green above, much paler grey-green below; margins rolled under. Flowers in clusters on old wood, creamy-white, sometimes tinged with violet. Fruit fleshy, nearly spherical, orange when ripe.
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Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Zambia, DRC and W Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,Mc,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Monday 9 January 2017

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 266.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 39.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 278 - 279.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Diospyros batocana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143940, retrieved 20 June 2024

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