Taxon: Diospyros kaki Thunb.

Genus: Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae
Nomen number: 14293
Place of publication: Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 3:208. 1780
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: 152 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Adv Hort Sci 22:242. 2008)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book)
  • Human food: sugar (fide Pl Book)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of persimmon (based on the presence of wild populations fide F ChinaEng)
  • Materials: wood (fide Indian Forester 122:1040. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:154. 1991)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Henan, - Hunan, - Hubei, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Shanxi, - Shandong, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Myanmar

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan

  • Cultivated:

    • : Europe; United States
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
    • Western Asia: Israel
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil


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