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Diospyros virginiana L.
The persimmon tree is one of the more interesting species. It bears a sweet fruit that is rich in glucose and proteins. The large varieties are native to China (such as Diospyros kaki – the Kaki persimmon). The wood is used in Korean and Japanese furniture-making. In the United States, the wood is used as billiard cues, golf club "woods" , and more recently in the crafting of longbows. The fruits are astringent and high in tannins when unripe.