Diospyros elliptifolia

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Diospyros elliptifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: D. elliptifolia
Binomial name
Diospyros elliptifolia

Diospyros elliptifolia is a tree in the Ebenaceae family. It grows up to 18 metres (60 ft) tall. Inflorescences bear up to three flowers. The fruits are roundish, drying black, up to 3 cm (1 in) in diameter. The specific epithet elliptifolia is from the Latin meaning "elliptic leaves". Habitat is mixed dipterocarp forests from sea-level to 800 metres (2,600 ft) altitude. D. elliptifolia is found in Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Diospyros elliptifolia". The Plant List. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Ng, Francis S.P. (April 2002). "Diospyros elliptifolia Merr." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 4. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 57–58. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Retrieved 7 January 2014.