|Common Names - Ebony Family||Synonyms -|
|Authority - Gürke||Total Number of genera - 2|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 500|
|Plant forms - Evergreen trees, shrubs|
|World Distribution - Mostly Indo-Malayan & African. Tropical & warm areas, few in temperate zones. Half of species in Malaysia. Also Africa, U.S., S.E. Asia, IndoMalaysia. Native to the tropics and subtropics, with a few deciduous species native to temperate regions.Diospyros contains 450-500 species. Euclea contains 20 species, native to Africa, the Comoro Islands, and Arabia|
|Comments - See Theales instead. Has commercial woods.|
|1 - Diospyros.|
2 - Ebenopsis.
3 - Ebenopsius.
4 - Euclea.
5 - Maba.
6 - Royena.
7 - Saouari.