Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Diospyros cupulosa (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

Frost tender evergreen shrub with shiny, laurel-like leaves and solitary yellow flowers in summer, followed by plum-like berries.  To 1m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1824.  [JD].  Don.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1843, 1845 and 150 catalogues.


Published Mar 13, 2009 - 03:34 PM | Last updated Jul 17, 2010 - 04:52 PM

Family Ebenaceae
Region of origin

North eastern Australia, East Indies

  • Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. var. laurina (R.Br.) Bakh.
  • Diospyros seriocarpa F.Muell
  • Maba laurina R.Br.
  • Maba cupulosa F.Muell.
  • Maba rufua Labill.
  • Ebenus laurina (R.Br.) Kuntze
Common Name

Australian Ebony, Queensland Ebony

Name in the Camden Park Record

Maba laurina 

Confidence level high