Diospyros natalensis (Harv.) Brenan
subsp. nummularia (Brenan) Jordaan

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Diospyros natalensis subsp. nummularia

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Diospyros natalensis subsp. nummularia

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Diospyros natalensis subsp. nummularia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

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Synonyms: Diospyros nummularia Brenan
Common names: Acorn diospyros (English) Acorn jackal-berry (English) Granite jackal-berry (English) Mugurura (Shona) Mujura (Shona) Mujuru (Shona) Small-leaved jackal-berry (English) Tickey tree (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Leaves alternate, small, held in one plane, elliptic to ovate, glossy dark green above, paler below; margin entire. Flowers axillary, solitary or in few-flowered clusters, white. Fruit held in a cup of the persistent calyx, resembling small acorns, yellow to red when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis of Natal, South Africa; nummularia: resembling Nummularia which has circular or coin-like leaves
Habitat: In riverine and evergreen forest and among boulders on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jul - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
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Images last updated: Friday 18 November 2005

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 165 - 167. as Diospyros nummularia (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267.

Jordaan, M. (2009). Typification and a new status in Diospyros Bothalia 39(1) Pages 101 - 104. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diospyros natalensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Diospyros natalensis subsp. nummularia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144040, retrieved 19 April 2019

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