EPPO Global Database

Ebenus sibthorpii(EBESI)

Code created in: 2014-01-04

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EBESI
  • Preferred name: Ebenus sibthorpii
  • Authority: de Candolle


Greece (endemic). Cultivated as an ornamental. Though the Latin and common names of this plant appear ro relate to the valuable black wood known as "ebony", this is accidental. The genus Ebenus is, paradoxically, not in the Ebenaceae, its name derives from Arabic and not Latin, and ebony derives from species of the ebenaceous genus Diospyros

Common names
Name Language
Sibthorpe's ebony English
Sibthorpes Ebenholzstrauch German
έβενος του Σιμπθόρπ Greek