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Taxon: Diospyros kaki Thunb. var. sylvestris Makino

Genus: Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae
Nomen number: 403653
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 22:159. 1908
Link to protologue:
Comment: uncertain status
Name Verified on: 11-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • yama-gaki  (Source: F Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • ye shi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China (s.e.)
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan


  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  2. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  3. Jing, Z. et al. 2013. Genetic diversity and relationships between and within persimmon (Diospyros L.) wild species and cultivated varieties bt SRAP markers. Pl. Syst. Evol. 299:1485-1492. Note: it included nine wild samples recognized as Diospyros kaki var. sylvestris; cluster analysis based on genetic distances supported the distinction of this variety from cultivars of D. kaki
  4. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  5. Luo, Z. & R. Wang. 2008. Persimmon in China: Domestication and traditional utilizations of genetic resources. Advances Hort. Sci. 22:239-243. Note: mentions
  6. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: it commented on the need to clarify its relation to cultivars and other wild Diospyros kaki
  7. Yonemori, K. et al. 2012. New candidate for the ancestor of Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) found in Yunnan Province of China. Acta Hort. 948:121-128.

Check other web resources for Diospyros kaki Thunb. var. sylvestris Makino :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=403653. Accessed 26 February 2020.