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PNGTrees Diospyros lolin Backh.


Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Copyright held by the authors, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium

Diospyros lolin Backh.

Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore Vol. 7: 175 (1933)

Family: Ebenaceae
No. Timber species Major exportable hardwoods

Tradename: Black Ebony

Field Characters: Large trees up to 30 m high. Bole cylindrical 40-55 cm diam.; straight; buttresses absent; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark black, rough, pustular or tessellated; lenticels irregular; subrhytidome red or brown; bark thickness <25 mm thick, 5.0 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; strongly aromatic; pleasant; outer blaze brown or red, markings absent, fibrous; inner blaze red or brown, markings absent, fibrous; exudate present, colourless, spotty, not changing colour on exposure to air, sticky. Terminal buds not enclosed by leaves; complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig hairy tomentose; hairs dense.

Leaves: Spaced along branches <internodes readily visible>. Leaves spiral, simple; petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade <not peltate>, not swollen; lamina equally broad throughout much of length, 21.0-26.0 cm long, 8.5-11.0 cm wide; lamina symmetric, margin entire, not dissected or lobed, apex obtuse, venation pinnate <secondary veins arising from the midrib along its length>, secondary veins open <spaced far apart to easily see tertiary veins>, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; hairs present, dense; oil dots absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.

Distribution: Madang.

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