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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1057. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/19/2010)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 4/2/2024)
Family or Genus Distribution: not endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: 72 endemic
Accepted Published Species: 145 (143 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic)
Estimated Unpublished Species: 140 (all endemic)
Estimated Total Species: 285 (283 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic)
Additional Taxonomic Work: in progress
Species Level Data Entry: not yet complete

Protection of data for exploited species

Numerous species of Diospyros are exploited for their timber and many of them are threatened by over-exploitation and illegal logging. In the treatment presented in the Madagascar Catalogue, data have been withheld (in particular geo-coordinates and detailed locality information) for species that may develop into sufficiently large trees to be potential sources of valuable wood, which are under significant pressure from illegal, unsustainable exploitation (Mason et al., 2016).

Current conservation status of all large tree Diospyros (April 2nd, 2024)

The most recent version of current conservation status of all large tree species of Diospyros in Madagascar, published online on April 2nd, 2024, is available here: Large tree species of Diospyros from Madagascar. Version of record, dated May 16, 2022, is available here as a pdf: Large tree species of Diospyros from Madagascar as PDF. This document replaces The genus Diospyros in Madagascar: a Preliminary Checklist for CITES Parties, published online on March 28, 2016, which is now outdated.


Mason J., M. Parker, L. Vary, P.P. Lowry II, S. Hassold & G. Ruta. 2016. Malagasy precious hardwoods: Scientific and technical assessment to meet CITES objectives. Report submitted by the World Resources Institute and the World Bank, Washington. [English and French versions available here]

Compiled or updated by: P.P. Lowry II, G.E. Schatz & P.B. Phillipson (July 2023); M. Rabarimanarivo & H.N. Rakouth (April 2024)


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