The Diospyros Virginiana
is commonly known as Common Persimmon
, Eastern Persimmon
, Florida Persimmon
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Common persimmon is distributed from southern Connecticut and Long
Island, New York to southern Florida. Inland it occurs in central
Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, and central Illinois to
southeastern Iowa; and southeastern Kansas and Oklahoma to the Valley of
the Colorado River in Texas. It does not grow in the main range of the
Appalachian Mountains, nor in much of the oak-hickory forest type of the
Allegheny Plateau [8
The scientific name for common persimmon is Diospyros virginiana L.
]. Varieties include [10
D. virginiana L. var. virginiana - typical common persimmon
D. virginiana var. pubescens (Pursch) Dipp. - fuzzy common persimmon
D. virginiana var. platycarpa Sarg. - Oklahoma common persimmon
D. virginiana var. mosieri (Small) Sarg. - Florida persimmon
Common persimmon is found in many plant associations, but it is not an
indicator of any particular habitat [6,33].
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Coladonato, Milo 1992. Diospyros virginiana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.