Diospyros mweroensis F. White

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Diospyros mweroensis

Habit
Miombo woodland and termitaria
Nsumbu National Park, Sumbu Distr.
Mar 2022
Photo: Mark Ghaui

Diospyros mweroensis

Bark
Miombo woodland and termitaria
Nsumbu National Park, Sumbu Distr.
Mar 2022
Photo: Mark Ghaui

Diospyros mweroensis

Leaves
Miombo woodland and termitaria
Nsumbu National Park, Sumbu Distr.
Mar 2022
Photo: Mark Ghaui

Diospyros mweroensis

Fruit
Miombo woodland and termitaria
Nsumbu National Park, Sumbu Distr.
Mar 2022
Photo: Mark Ghaui

Diospyros mweroensis

Fruit
Miombo woodland and termitaria
Nsumbu National Park, Sumbu Distr.
Mar 2022
Photo: Mark Ghaui

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Semi-deciduous tree up to 10 m tall; bark smooth, shed in large irregular scales; leaves leathery, 3.2 x 1.2-9.5 x 3.5 cm, oblanceolate, oblanceolate-oblong or obovate-oblong, apex shortly and abruptly acuminate, rarely acute or obtuse, base cuneate or rounded, lateral nerves prominent beneath; male flowers subfasciculate or in shortly pedunculate cymes, 6-9 together in axils of fallen leaves or on older branchlets; female flowers in 1-5 flowered fascicles on older leafless branches with corollas c. 1.3 cm long; fruit apiculate, yellow at first turning black at maturity, c. 2.5 x 2.2 cm, glabrous; fruiting calyx 1.4 x 2.4 cm; seeds 8, c. 1.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm, black.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mweroensis: presumably after Lake Mweru, the region around which the species occurs
Habitat: Miombo woodland and on termitaria
Altitude range: 800 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga) and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Literature:

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 255 - 257. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diospyros mweroensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Diospyros mweroensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Diospyros mweroensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diospyros mweroensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diospyros mweroensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Diospyros mweroensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diospyros mweroensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Diospyros mweroensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diospyros mweroensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diospyros mweroensis
Plants of the World Online: Diospyros mweroensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Diospyros mweroensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210380, retrieved 2 October 2022

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