Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Various
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found in southeastern North America in various ecosystems (especially southern hardwood, southern pine-oak, and oak-hickory forests).
Stature: Up to 50 feet high; trunk to about 1 foot in diameter; when mature featuring a broad, rounded crown.
Leaves: 3-6 inches long; simple; alternate; shaped like candle flames; edges even; dark green above; paler green below.
Bark: Thick; broken into distinctive, square-shaped blocks; dark grayish brown to nearly black.
Fruit: A large, round berry 1-2 inches across; greenish becoming orange, often with a purplish cast.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2010, November). Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/diospyros_virginiana.html