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Diospyros sp., Persimmon
Diospyros lycioides

Diospyros sp.

Persimmon
Family: Ebenaceae
Origin: Asia, Australia
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousEdible

Diospyros is a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen trees.

Species and varieties:

Diospyros argentea

Diospyros blancoi

Diospyros boutoniana (Bois d'Ebene Marbre)- Endemic plant of Mauritus.

Diospyros buxifolia

Diospyros celebica

Diospyros crassiflora

Diospyros decandra

Diospyros dichrophylla

Diospyros diepenhorstii

Diospyros ellipsoidea

Diospyros ferrea

Diospyros hasseltii

Diospyros humilis - Queensland Ebony

Diospyros glabra - an evergreen shrub or small tree from South Africa, this relative of Diospyros virginiana

Diospyros kaki

Diospyros lotus Another close related species - Diospyros decandra is the symbol for Nakhon Pathom province (Thailand)

Diospyros lycioides

Diospyros malabarica

Diospyros maritima

Diospyros mespiliformis - small, purple, one inch round fruit eaten fresh or preserved.

Diospyros nigra

Diospyros tessellaria (Bois d'Ebene Noir, Mauritian Ebony)- Endemic plant of Mauritus.

Diospyros oblonga

Diospyros trengganuensis

Diospyros virginiana

Diospyros vera


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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/diospyros_sp.htm

Diospyros mespiliformis, Jackalberry - seeds

Diospyros mespiliformis, the Jackalberry, is a large deciduous tree found mostly in the savannas of Africa. Jackals are fond of the fruits, hence the common names. The tree flowers in the rainy season; the flowers are imperfect, with genders on separate trees, and are cream-colored. Fruit are oval-shaped, yellow. When the fruits ripen they turn purple. The tree, like Marula, is favored by the Bantu, who will leave them growing in their cultivated lands in order to harvest the fruit. The tasty fruit eaten fresh or preserved.
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