Taxon: Diospyros kaki Thunb.

Genus: Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae
Nomen number: 14293
Place of publication: Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 3:208. 1780
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Diospyros kaki L. f. (1781)
Name Verified on: 06-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jan-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV)
Accessions: 161 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Other conspecific taxa:


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Human food: fruit ()
  • Human food: sugar ()
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of kaki persimmon (wild populations)
  • Materials: wood (fide Indian Forester 122:1040. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:154. 1991)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar


    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia

    • Europe

    Northern America
    • United States

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan


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Check other web resources for Diospyros kaki Thunb. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 25 April 2018.