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Diospyros ebenum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EBENALES EBENACEAE

Scientific Name: Diospyros ebenum
Common Name(s):
English Indian Ebony
Synonym(s):
Diospyros assimilis Bedd.
Diospyros ebenaster Retz.
Diospyros glaberrima Rottler
Diospyros laurifolia A.Rich.
Diospyros membranacea A.DC.
Diospyros reticulata subspecies timoriana A.DC.
Diospyros timoriana (A.DC.) Miq.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Asian Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Viet Nam, August 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
India; Sri Lanka
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An understorey tree of dry evergreen forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Since ancient times the species has been renowned for its black wood and it is still regarded as the best commercial black ebony.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Both India and Sri Lanka have banned the export of this species.

Citation: Asian Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Viet Nam, August 1996) 1998. Diospyros ebenum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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