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Common name

English: Japanese Persimmon, Kaki

German: Kaki Pflaume

Mandarin: 柿 (shi)

Portuguese: Diospiro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Ebenales (1)

        Family: Ebenaceae (1)(family description)

          Genus: Diospyros (1)

            Epithet: kaki L. f. (1)

Synonym: Diospyros amara Perrier

amara => bitter

kaki => derived from the Japanese word for D. kaki 'kaki-no-ki'

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

Check for Diospyros kaki at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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