Diospyros ferox

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Diospyros ferox
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
D. ferox
Binomial name
Diospyros ferox

Diospyros ferox is a tree in the Ebenaceae family. It grows up to 20 metres (70 ft) tall. Inflorescences bear up to three flowers. The fruits are oblong-ovoid to round, up to 3 cm (1 in) in diameter. The specific epithet ferox is from the Latin meaning "fierce", referring to the rusty bristles on twigs, leaves, flowers and fruits. Habitat is swamps and mixed dipterocarp forests from sea-level to 900 metres (3,000 ft) altitude. D. ferox is endemic to Borneo.[2]


  1. ^ "Diospyros ferox". The Plant List. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  2. ^ Ng, Francis S.P. (April 2002). "Diospyros ferox Bakh." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 4. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 60–61. ISBN 983-2181-27-5. Retrieved 8 January 2014.