1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia balanocarpa Brenan

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Deciduous scandent shrub to 5 m. with rigid branches covered with grey bark and numerous spur-like woody branchlets; young parts ± densely pubescent but eventually glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic to oblong, obovate-elliptic or subobovate-oblong, 3–10 cm. long, 1.3–3.8 cm. wide, slightly emarginate or rounded at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, shining and smooth or scarcely scabrid above, densely pubescent or tomentellous beneath when young, eventually pubescent only on the prominent venation, rigid and ± coriaceous when adult, the margins very revolute when young; petiole short, 3–6 mm. long, sulcate above, ± pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual or hermaphrodite in few- flowered congested inflorescences, terminal or at the ends of short lateral branches; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long, tomentellous.
    Calyx
    Calyx obconic becoming ovoid-urceolate, 5.5–9 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. wide near base but contracted to ± 3 mm. at mouth, not grooved but densely pubescent outside; lobes irregular, mostly broadly triangular, rounded or erose, 1–2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale yellowish; tube subcylindric, 8 mm. long, 1.5 mm. diameter above, glabrous outside, pilose inside above; lobes 4–5, obovate-oblong or subrhomboid, 7 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, obtuse at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted in the throat; filaments 2.5 mm. long; anthers exserted.
    Ovary
    Ovary broadly ovoid-conic, ± 5.5 mm. tall, 4 mm. wide, glabrous; style filiform, 5 mm. long, bifurcate at apex, each branch 2.5 mm. long, again bifid, the branches all filiform, ± 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruits soft and jelly-like when ripe but hardening with age, broadly ovoid or subglobose, 1.2–1.6 cm. long, 1.1–1.6 cm. wide, glabrous, often with persistent style-base, sitting in the very accrescent rugulose cupuliform calyx which is woody, 1.2–1.5 cm. diameter, 8–9 mm. tall, puberulous outside, erose or scarcely lobed. Endocarp with 1–2 seeds.
    Figures
    Figs. 5/6, p. 24; 6.
    Habitat
    Deciduous thickets of Commiphora-Grewia-Dalbergia-Combretum, Boscia, Pseudoprosopis etc. on grey hard-pan soils, mbugas, grassland with Commiphora, Lannea, etc. bushland; 1140–1320 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T1 T4 T5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Cordia balanocarpa Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1947 Burtt, B.D. [5039], Tanzania K000418657 holotype
    Burtt, B.D. [5039], Tanzania K000418655 isotype
    Burtt, B.D. [5039], Tanzania K000418656 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 4: 91 (1949)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Brenan in Kew Bulletin 4: 91, fig. on p. 92 (1949).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 75 (1949).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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