Taxon: Diospyros texana Scheele

Genus: Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae
Nomen number: 14325
Place of publication: Linnaea 22:145. 1849
Name Verified on: 06-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Feb-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • black persimmon  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • Mexican persimmon  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • Texas persimmon  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • chapote  (Source: Trees US) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as fruit (fide Food Feed Crops US)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Nuevo Leon, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Johnston, M. C. 1988. The vascular plants of Texas
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. 1994 (L CultWPl SE US) 65.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

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