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Taxon: Diospyros kaki Thunb.

Genus: Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae
Nomen number: 14293
Place of publication: Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 3:208. 1780
Comment: non Diospyros kaki L. f. (1781)
Name verified on: 06-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Jan-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 150 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Chinese persimmon   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • Japanese persimmon   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • kaki   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • kaki persimmon   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • Oriental persimmon   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • shi   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • ye shi   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Diospyros kaki var. sylvestris]
  • rague mine   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Kakibaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Kakipflaume   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • yama-gaki   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Diospyros kaki var. sylvestris]
  • gamnamu   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:96.) – Transcribed Korean
  • pisang kaki   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Malay
  • caqui   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • kaki del Japón   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • placa minera   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • kaki   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide Pl Book)
  • Human food: sugar   (fide Pl Book)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Indian Forester 122:1040. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:154. 1991)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indo-China: Myanmar

    Eastern Asia: Japan

    Western Asia: Israel
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan
    Indo-China: Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
    United States
    Brazil: Brazil
  • lesser cultivated elsewhere




Check other web resources for Diospyros kaki Thunb.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 November 2015)

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