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Diospyros digyna Jacq.

Black sapote, zapote prieto

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEbenalesIncludes ebony, persimmon, silverbell, many others
FamilyEbenaceaeTropical rainforest trees and shrubs including ebony, persimmon, and 768 others
GenusDiospyrosFrom Dios, an appelation or descriptive name for Zeus or Jupiter, dios being Greek for “divine,” and pyros, “grain or wheat.” Theophrastus used the name diospyron for the fruit of the nettle-tree, Celtis australis, and Pliny and Dioscorides used diospyros as a name for some plant
SpeciesdigynaWith two pistils

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Diospyros digyna description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Diospyros digyna (black sapote, zapote prieto)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia


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