Factsheet F13: Diospyros lotus – the date plum


Diospyros lotus (synonym D. japonica), commonly called the date plum, false lote-tree, or lotus plant, is one of the lesser-known members of the persimmon genus (in the ebony family, Ebenaceae), yet in many parts of temperate Asia (especially China) it is widely cultivated as a fruit tree, rootstock, and for other useful products.

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