|Scientific Name||Diospyros texana||USDA PLANTS Symbol||DITE3|
|Common Name||Texas Persimmon||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||23854|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky, open wood, open slopes and arroyos.
Plant: Shrubs or small trees becoming 15 to 20 ft. tall; light reddish gray, smooth and flaking bark.
Leaves: Deciduous, dark green blades, obovate, 3/4 to 2 inches long and 3/8 to 1-1/8 inches wide, glossy on top surface, lower surface pubescent; nearly sessile.
Inflorescence: Urn-shaped, whitish flowers, about 3/8 inch wide, arranged singly or in small clusters among the new leaves; male and female on separate plants.
Bloom Period: February and March.
Fruit: Fleshy, round, up to 1 inch in diameter, black and sweet when ripe; ripening from late July into September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, SEINet and Wildflower Center.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
© Tom Lebsack 2023