Diospyros villosa

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Diospyros villosa


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: Diospyros villosa



Diospyros villosa (L.) De Winter, Bothalia 7: 458 (1961).


  • Basionym
    • Royena villosa L., Syst. Nat. ed. 12, 2: 302 (1767).
  • Heterotypic
    • Royena scabra Burm.f., Fl. Indica, Prodr. Fl. Cap.: 13 (1768).
    • Royena corylifolia Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 284 (1796).
    • Royena scandens Burch. ex Hiern, Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 12: 82 (1873).
    • Royena villosa var. parvifolia De Winter, Bothalia 7: 18 (1958).
    • Diospyros villosa var. parvifolia (De Winter) De Winter, Bothalia 7: 458 (1961).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces; Mozambique; Northern Provinces

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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