Diospyros humilis

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Diospyros humilis
Diospyros humilis fruit foliage and flowers.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: D. humilis
Binomial name
Diospyros humilis

Diospyros humilis, commonly named Queensland Ebony, is a small eastern Australian tree found throughout Queensland and extending into Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The plant is most commonly found in coastal and semi-arid zones in vine scrubs, brigalow woodlands and other locales with infrequent fire.[1]

The plant grows as a small tree or shrub, with stiff, glossy, discolorous leaves. Fruit are oval and bright yellow, orange when ripe.

The timber is prized for woodturning and fine cabinet work.

D. humilis coastal Central Queensland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A. et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Diospyros humilis". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 28 June 2013.