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Taxon: Diospyros blancoi A. DC.

 
Genus: Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae
Nomen number: 313076
Place of publication: Prodr. 8:237. 1844
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 22 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • mabola-tree  (Source: F Ceylon) - English
  • velvet persimmon  (Source: Baileya) - English
  • velvet-apple  (Source: F Ceylon) - English
  • mabolo  (Source: Baileya) - Filipino
  • pommier velours  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • pécego-de-Índia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • camagón  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • mabolo  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • yi se shi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; fruit (as D. discolor)
  • Materials: wood (as D. philippensis)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1961-. Flore du Gabon. Note: = Diospyros discolor Willd.
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  4. Howard, R. A. 1971. The correct name of the mabolo or velvet persimmon. Baileya 18:26.
  5. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. Note: mentions
  6. Lemmens, R. H. M. J. et al., eds. 1995. Timber trees: minor commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 5(2):190.
  7. Merrill, E. D. 1922-1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. Note: = Diospyros discolor Willd.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  10. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:151.
  11. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama. Note: mentions
  12. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Diospyros philippensis

Check other web resources for Diospyros blancoi A. DC. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=313076. Accessed 21 September 2019.