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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

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A large genus of c. 200 species. Only 2 species are found in Pakistan, one cultivated and the other probably naturalised.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Species dubia

Burkill, (Working List Pl. Baluch. 46.1909) records Diospyros tomentosa Roxb. without locality and collector. I have not seen any material of this species from Baluchistan; the record needs to be confirmed.


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Dioecious shrubs and trees. Leaves alternate, entire. Flowers 4-5-merous. Calyx reflexed in fruit. Male flowers with stamens in 2 rows. Styles 1-6, ± united at the base, stigmas capitate. Berry globose.

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1 Flowers sessile to very shortly pedicellate. Berry 13-22 mm in diameter, dark purple to black Diospyros lotus
+ Flowers pedicellate; pedicels 10-15 mm long. Berry 3-7 cm in diameter, orange to red Diospyros kaki
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