|Species||Of two different colours|
|Synonyms||Diospyros blancoi A.DC., Diospyros merrillii Elmer, Diospyros utilis Hemsl.|
|Common Names||Butter Fruit, Velvet Apple, Mabolo|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
Diospyros discolor is a common cultivated tree along our streetscape and parks. It has a distinctive primary branching that extends about 45 degrees. The leaves are long, elliptic and have a heart-shaped base. The underside is greyish green.
The young form of a Butter Fruit tree.
Leaf front and back.
Cordate leaf bases and glands (arrow).
Almost 45 degree primary branching.