Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Model Reliability: Low



Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
(DISTRIB-II + SHIFT)
HQCL Legend Help
Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV
Actual10.62.37128N/A
RFimp6.81.835120.49
CCSM45131.765531.87
CCSM8522.22.3151204.31
GFDL4519.12.5140013.99
GFDL8530.12.9256987.32
HAD4524.12.6184905.26
HAD8535.52.4255047.26
GCM4528.81.5130153.71
GCM8541.31.8221096.3

Regional Summary Tree Tables

 Cautions  Model Info  FAQ

 Interpretation Guide


Persimmon is present across much of the southern half of the eastern US (9.5% of area), but it is almost always sparse and with low IV wherever it is found. The model reliability is low, but the model suggests a large expansion of habitat (though still classed as 'No change'). The SHIFT model suggests a restriction of the expansion to the north, but still with reasonable potential to increase in area within its current range. Because it has high adaptabilty, we rate it overall with a good capability to cope with a changing climate in the coming decades.



Family:  Ebenaceae

Guild: opportunistic, dispersal limited (large-seeded)

Functional Lifeform: small to medium-size deciduoustree

5.8 1.18
0.95 Model Reliability Low

MODFACs
What traits will impact common persimmon's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

Shade tolerance Environment habitat specificity

 Primary Negative Traits


Search or Browse the Atlas