Diospyros batocana Hiern

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Diospyros batocana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinotimba, Victoria Falls

Diospyros batocana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinotimba, Victoria Falls

Diospyros batocana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Jafuta Lodge grounds

Diospyros batocana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Jafuta Lodge grounds

Diospyros batocana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Jafuta Lodge grounds

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Synonyms:
Common names: Batoka jackal-berry (English) Sand jackal-berry (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed woodland in hot areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Zambia, DRC and W Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 6 January 2015
Literature:

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

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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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diospyros batocana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diospyros batocana
Tropicos: Diospyros batocana
West African Plants database: Diospyros batocana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Diospyros batocana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143940, retrieved 4 December 2016

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