|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Ebenales||Includes ebony, persimmon, silverbell, many others|
|Family||Ebenaceae||Tropical rainforest trees and shrubs including ebony, persimmon, and 768 others|
|Genus||Diospyros||From 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|
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Diospyros sp. description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.
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9/20/2014 · By Jacquelyn Boyt