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Diospyros kaki
(persimmon)

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Diospyros kaki (persimmon)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diospyros kaki
  • Preferred Common Name
  • persimmon
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fruits
  • Rubber/latex
  • Sugar
  • Wood/timber

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Persimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.
TitleFruit
CaptionPersimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.
CopyrightMasahiko Yamada
Persimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.
FruitPersimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.Masahiko Yamada
Persimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.
TitleFruit
CaptionPersimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.
CopyrightMasahiko Yamada
Persimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.
FruitPersimmon fruit, cv. Chutoushi.Masahiko Yamada

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diospyros kaki Thunb.

Preferred Common Name

  • persimmon

Other Scientific Names

  • Diospyros chinensis Blume, nom. nud.
  • Diospyros kaki L. f.

International Common Names

  • English: Japanese persimmon; Japanese persimmon tree; kaki; Kaki plum tree; Oriental persimmon
  • Spanish: Caqui; kaki; Kaki del Japon
  • French: kaki; Plaqueminier kaki
  • Portuguese: caqui

Local Common Names

  • China: shizi
  • Germany: Chinesischer Dattelpflaumenbaum; Kakipflaumenbaum
  • Italy: Cachi
  • Japan: kaki
  • Netherlands: Japaneese persimmon

EPPO code

  • DOSKA (Diospyros kaki)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Ebenales
  •                         Family: Ebenaceae
  •                             Genus: Diospyros
  •                                 Species: Diospyros kaki

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly); Cercospora kaki (angular: Japanese persimmon leaf spot); Ceroplastes japonicus (tortoise wax scale); Colletotrichum coccodes (anthracnose); Drosophila suzukii (spotted wing drosophila); Eudocima fullonia (fruit-piercing moth); Halyomorpha halys (brown marmorated stink bug); Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis (black tea thrips); Homona magnanima (oriental tea tortrix); Mycosphaerella nawae (circular: persimmon leaf spot); Parabemisia myricae (bayberry whitefly); Parthenolecanium persicae (peach scale); Persimmon virus A; Phyllactinia kakicola; Planococcus kraunhiae (Japanese mealybug); Ponticulothrips diospyrosi; Pseudococcus longispinus (long-tailed mealybug); Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits)); Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Stathmopoda masinissa (persimmon fruit, moth); Trichodorus (stubby root nematodes); Xylosandrus germanus (black timber bark beetle)

Minor host of:

Aleurocanthus spiniferus (orange spiny whitefly); Alternaria alternata (alternaria leaf spot); Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly); Anastrepha ludens (Mexican fruit fly); Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly); Aromia bungii (red necked longicorn); Bactrocera jarvisi (Jarvis' fruit fly); Bactrocera neohumeralis; Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly); Belonolaimus longicaudatus (sting nematode); Botryotinia fuckeliana (grey mould-rot); Brevipalpus chilensis (Chilean false red mite); Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly); Ceroplastes ceriferus (Indian wax scale); Ceroplastes destructor (white wax scale); Colomerus vitis (grape erineum mite (USA)); Conotrachelus nenuphar (plum curculio); Cuscuta japonica (Japanese dodder); Dialeurodes citri (citrus whitefly); Eutypa lata (Eutypa dieback); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus (spiral nematode); Hoplolaimus galeatus; Lobesia botrana (European grapevine moth); Lopholeucaspis japonica (Japanese baton shaped scale); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Monilinia fructigena (brown rot); Orgyia leucostigma (white-marked tussock moth); Pantomorus cervinus (Fuller's rose beetle); Penicillium expansum (blue mould of stored apple); Persimmon cryptic virus; Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis; Phytophthora cactorum (apple collar rot); Phytophthora citrophthora (brown rot of citrus fruit); Phytoplasma ziziphi; Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Pratylenchus loosi (root lesion nematode); Pseudococcus viburni (obscure mealybug); Retithrips syriacus (black vine thrips); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Rhizopus arrhizus (barn rot of tobacco); Selenothrips rubrocinctus (red-banded thrips); Sesamia nonagrioides (Mediterranean corn stalk borer); Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Asian ambrosia beetle)

Wild host of:

Aleurothrixus floccosus (woolly whitefly)

Associated with (not a host):

Cyphellophora sessilis

Host of (source - data mining):

Adoretus sinicus (Chinese rose beetle); Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly)

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Sugar

Materials

  • Rubber/latex
  • Wood/timber