1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia crenata Delile

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Niger to Eritrea and N. Uganda, Arabian Peninsula to India.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.5–9 m. tall; young shoots with dense adpressed hairs and usually long ± spreading hairs as well, later ± glabrous or long hairs persistent on upper 15 cm. of stem; bark pale buff-brown or grey, often with ± prominent nodular petiole-bases; in subsp. shinyangensis young stems, young leaves, inflorescence-axes and buds ferruginous velvety.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades broadly elliptic, obovate-oblong or almost round, less often oblong-lanceolate, 1–10.8 cm. long, 0.8–8 cm. wide, rounded, emarginate or subacute at apex, or rounded to cuneate at base, entire or frequently crenate to dentate, puberulous to pubescent above and beneath but not or only slightly asperous, or ± glabrous; petiole 0.5–1 cm. long with indumentum like stems when young.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2.5–3 cm. long, ± sessile to shortly pedunculate; peduncle and secondary axes 0.5–4 cm. long, ± velvety and with long hairs; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
    Male
    Male:buds very shortly bluntly acuminate, adpressed pubescent, particularly at the apex; calyx-tube conic-campanulate 3.5–4.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, 1.2–1.5 mm. long; corolla cream or greenish yellow; tube 3.5–4 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), ovate-oblong, 4–4.5(–6) mm. long, 1–2.5 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–6 mm. long, rudimentary ovary under 1 mm. long; style absent.
    Flowers
    Hermaphrodite:calyx 5.5–6.5 mm. long including 1–1.3 mm. long ovate lobes, ± glabrous outside, minutely pubescent inside; corolla-tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), oblong to narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–2 mm. long; style 2–3.5 mm. long; branches very short, up to 1.3 mm. long; stigmatic arms 7 mm. long. Male:buds very shortly bluntly acuminate, adpressed pubescent, particularly at the apex; calyx-tube conic-campanulate 3.5–4.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, 1.2–1.5 mm. long; corolla cream or greenish yellow; tube 3.5–4 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), ovate-oblong, 4–4.5(–6) mm. long, 1–2.5 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–6 mm. long, rudimentary ovary under 1 mm. long; style absent.
    Hermaphrodite
    Hermaphrodite:calyx 5.5–6.5 mm. long including 1–1.3 mm. long ovate lobes, ± glabrous outside, minutely pubescent inside; corolla-tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), oblong to narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–2 mm. long; style 2–3.5 mm. long; branches very short, up to 1.3 mm. long; stigmatic arms 7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, ovoid-globose, 0.7–1.3 cm. long, 6–8 mm. wide, apiculate; calyx cupular, 6.5–9 mm. wide, lobed, glabrous or pilose.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Niger, Oman, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Yemen

    Cordia crenata Delile appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Descr. Egypte, Hist. Nat.: 195 (1813)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Warfa in Nordic Journ. Bot. 8: 614 (1989).
    • Warfa, Acta Univ. Upsal. 174, III: 3 (1988)
    • Bak. & Wright in Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 17 (1905).
    • DC., Prodr. 9: 479 (1845).
    • Del., Fl. Egypte, t. 20 (1826).
    • Del., Fl. Egypte: 195 [51] (1813)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0