Bois D’Ebene (Coastal Ebony)

Diospyros egrettarum

Photo: NPCS

Bois (Coastal Ebony)

Type: Small tree reaching a height of 5 to 6 metres
Description: Has a grey-whitish bark. Leaves are dark green and rectangular. Flowers are white and solitary
Habitat: Thrives in dry and coastal areas
Origin: Endemic to Mauritius
Scientific name: Diospyros egrettarum
Conservation status: Critically Endangered