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:
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:
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Zambia, DRC and W Zimbabwe
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 39.

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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Flora of Zambia: Diospyros batocana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diospyros batocana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diospyros batocana
African Plant Database: Diospyros batocana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Diospyros batocana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Diospyros batocana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diospyros batocana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diospyros batocana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Diospyros batocana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Diospyros batocana
iNaturalist: Diospyros batocana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diospyros batocana
JSTOR Plant Science: Diospyros batocana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diospyros batocana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diospyros batocana
Plants of the World Online: Diospyros batocana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Diospyros batocana
Tropicos: Diospyros batocana
Wikipedia: Diospyros batocana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Diospyros batocana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143940, retrieved 16 December 2019

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