- Diospyros kaki (Ebenaceae). Oriental persimmon. Medium-size tree with crooked trunk
- shiny leaves, oval, slightly pointed, variable in size up to 15 x 25 cm.
- greenish-yellow flowers about 2.5 cm. in diameter
- The edible berry has a flattened sphere, up to about 12 cm. in diameter, dark green, with a persistent, lobed calyx cap that curls up when the fruit is ripe. The flesh is soft and brown with up to 12 large, flat seeds. The fruit is sold in some markets covered with a dusting of lime, to minimize the astringency of the tannin.