Diospyros oppositifolia

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Diospyros oppositifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: D. oppositifolia
Binomial name
Diospyros oppositifolia
(Thw.)
Synonyms

Euclea oppositifolia (Thwaites) P.E.Parm.

Diospyros oppositifolia is a species of tree in the ebony family, Ebenaceae. It is endemic to Sri Lanka.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The tree is limited to southwestern Sri Lanka. It has been noted in local forest reserves, such as Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve.[1]

Habitat and ecology[edit]

The tree grows in lowland rainforest habitat.[1]

Threats[edit]

This is an endangered species threatened by slash-and-burn and logging practices.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Diospyros oppositifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998. Downloaded on 18 September 2015.

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