Acorn Jackal-berry

Scientific Name
Diospyros natalensis (Harv.) Brenan subsp. natalensis
Higher Classification
Diospyros dawei (Hutch.) Brenan, Diospyros nyasae Brenan, Maba dawei Hutch., Maba natalensis Harv.
Common Names
Acorn Jackal-berry (e), Smalblaar (a), Smalblad (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Diospyros natalensis (Harv.) Brenan subsp. natalensis Least Concern 2014.1
Diospyros natalensis (Harv.) BrenanLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Boon, R. 2010. Pooley's Trees of eastern South Africa. Flora and Fauna Publications Trust, Durban.

Jordaan, M. 2009. Ebenaceae: Typification and a new status in Diospyros. Bothalia 39(1):101-104.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Diospyros natalensis (Harv.) Brenan subsp. natalensis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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