Common name: Myrtle Ebony, Grey Persimmon, Black Myrtle, Grey Plum
Diospyros pentamera (Woolls & F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Small to medium-sized tree.
Leaves lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide, apex ± acute, tough to stiff, upper surface glabrous, dark green and shining, lower surface glabrous or sparsely hairy, pale with a yellowish grey tinge, lateral and reticulate veins distinct; petiole 2–5 mm long.
Flowers 5-merous, in shortly stalked clusters of 3–5.
Fruit ± globose, 10 mm diam., yellow, turning reddish; calyx cupular, lobes appressed or only slightly spreading; ripe summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in rainforest in coastal areas north from the Illawarra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, ?CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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