Schatz, G.E. & P.P. Lowry II (2018). Novitates neocaledonicae. IX. Taxonomic notes on New Caledonian Diospyros (Ebenaceae) with new synonymy and the description of two new species. Candollea 73: 91–100. In English, English and French abstracts. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15553/c2018v731a8
A review of the taxonomy of Diospyros L. (Ebenaceae) in New Caledonia results in the description of two new species and the placement in synonymy of six species previously recognized in the treatment of Ebenaceae for the Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances. Diospyros hequetiae G.E. Schatz, Lowry & Fleurot and Diospyros rufotomentosa G.E. Schatz & Lowry are described and illustrated with line drawings and field photographs, accompanied by a distribution map. Risk of extinction assessments indicate that Diospyros hequetiae is “Endangered” and Diospyros rufotomentosa is “Near Threatened”. A lectotype is designated for Diospyros samoensis A. Gray.