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Ebony (Family Ebenaceae)

 

The Ebenaceae are a family of flowering plants, which includes ebony
and persimmon. The family has approximately 500 species of trees and
shrubs in two genera, Diospyros and Euclea. The species are mostly
evergreen and native to the tropics and subtropics, with a few deciduous
species native to temperate regions. Diospyros contains 450-500 species
and a pantropical distribution, with the greatest diversity of species in
Indomalaya. Euclea contains 20 species, native to Africa, the Comoro
Islands, and Arabia.

 

The Ebenaceae family has species important for timber (ebony) and fruits
(mabolo, persimmon).

 

 

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