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Family Profile

Ebenaceae

Family Description

A family of five genera and more than 500 species, pantropic with only a few species in temperate regions; one genus occurs naturally in Australia.

Genera

Diospyros - A genus of about 500 species, pantropic; about 20 species occur naturally in Australia. Bakhuizen van den Brink (1933, 1936-1941); Kostermans (1977).

References

Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C. (1933). Enumeration of Malayan Ebenaceae. (With brief descriptions of new and noteworthy species). Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 7:161-189.

Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C. (1936-1941). Diospyros. In 'Contributions a l'etude de la flore des Indes Neerlandaises. XXXIII. Revisio Ebenacearum Malayensium.' Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg. Ser. III, Vol. 15, (Archipel Drukkerij: Buitenzorg.), pp. 1-515.

Kostermans, A.J.G.H. (1977). Notes on Asiatic, Pacific, and Australian Diospyros. Blumea 23:449-474.