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Diospyros texana

Diospyros texana Scheele

Texas Persimmon, Mexican Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chapote, Chapote Prieto

Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)

USDA Symbol: DITE3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Diospyros texana

Texas Persimmon


Location: N side of East-West Path & 20 m W of extreme E end--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Edge of thick stand of Celtis, Ulmus, Acacia, Prosopis, Aloysia & Condalia.

Description: Small tree, 4 m tall; bark smooth, thin, gray, outer layers peeling. Leaves coriaceous, sub-sessile, ovate, rounded to emargiinate at apex, pubescent beneath. Fruit baccate, black, 1.5 cm dia. Seed-8, in axial placentation. Seed many, flat orbicular, w/axial placentation.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 4, 1994
Specimen number: 579

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0866
Accession Date: Aug 23, 1994
Accession Number: 66

Annotations: DXFXB Dioecious/Pistillate (In fruit)

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