Diospyros fasciculosa—Grey Ebony, Clustered Persimmon, Long Tom—EBENACEAE

Diospyros fasciculosa

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Habitat— In subtropical rainforest, especially near the sea.

Distribution— North from Iluka in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Small to medium–sized tree

Local occurrences

Newcastle Botanic Gardens

Leaves.— Simple, entire, alternate, oil like dots minute, stems zig–zag, leaves two ranked, elliptic to oblong–elliptic, usually 6 to 15 cm long, 1.5 to 6 cm wide, glabrous, upper surface dark green and glossy, lower surface pale green to yellowish; petiole 5 to 10 mm long.

Diospyros fasciculosa
Diospyros fasciculosa

Inflorescence.— Mostly 3–merous, in dense sessile, axillary clusters.

Flowering.—Autumn

Fruit.—Obovoid, 12 to 15 mm long, yellowish turning black, in enlarged cupular calyx, calyx lobes short, broad, recurved; often only one fruit from each cluster developing.

Ripe.—Winter

Diospyros fasciculosa