1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia chaetodonta Melch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Ulanga District).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing shrub hanging over rocks, with slender grey-brown stems to several m. long; all parts of the plant covered with long ferruginous stiff hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate; blades elliptic, 4–15 cm. long, 3–8 cm. wide, acute or subobtuse at the apex, the tip shortly acuminate, ± rounded at the base, the margins repand or double-repand, the teeth ending in ± linear setae 0.5–2.5 mm. long, discolorous, drying dark above and laxly pubescent with adpressed hairs, brownish green or glaucescent beneath and setulose on the nerves; venation reticulate beneath; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes terminal, dense, subglobose, ± 3.5 cm. diameter, spreading setulose; peduncle 2.5–4 cm. long; pedicels very short.
    Buds
    Buds with 5 apical tails.
    Male
    Male flowers:calyx-tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 1.2–1.3 cm. long, not sulcate, the 4–5 lobes short, spreading ferruginous setose outside, adpressed white pilose inside, ending in setiform appendages ± 4 mm. long; corolla yellow; tube cylindrical, 1–1.8 cm. long, glabrous inside, setulose inside; lobes obovate-oblong, 5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, with very sparse setae outside; stamens with free part of filaments 5 mm. long, exserted almost as long as corolla-lobes, with some spreading hairs at base, adnate parts with dense recurved hairs; rudimentary ovary 0.5 mm. diameter, glabrous, lacking a style.
    Flowers
    Female flowers and fruit unknown. Male flowers:calyx-tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 1.2–1.3 cm. long, not sulcate, the 4–5 lobes short, spreading ferruginous setose outside, adpressed white pilose inside, ending in setiform appendages ± 4 mm. long; corolla yellow; tube cylindrical, 1–1.8 cm. long, glabrous inside, setulose inside; lobes obovate-oblong, 5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, with very sparse setae outside; stamens with free part of filaments 5 mm. long, exserted almost as long as corolla-lobes, with some spreading hairs at base, adnate parts with dense recurved hairs; rudimentary ovary 0.5 mm. diameter, glabrous, lacking a style.
    Female
    Female flowers and fruit unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 5/10, p. 24.
    Habitat
    Grassland with scattered trees, rocky places; 1000–1100 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Cordia chaetodonta Melch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 1979 Cribb, P. [11202], Tanzania K000418654

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 676 (1932)

    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
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 76 (1949).
    • Melchior in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 676 (1932).

    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
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