1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia stuhlmannii Gürke

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

    [FZ]

    Boraginaceae, E. S. Martins (Trichodesma by R. K. Brummit). Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree up to 8 m. high, probably dioecious; branches angular, slender, pubescent, cream or grey, becoming brown or greyish-brown and lenticellate with age, with prominent leaf-scars.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm. long, slender, deeply and narrowly canaliculate, appressed hispid; lamina 3–12 x 1.5–4.5 cm., lanceolate to oblanceolate with scattered ± appressed scarcely bulbous-based hairs 0.5–1.5 mm. long above, more densely below, acute to acuminate at apex, cuneate to obtuse at base, with margins denticulate or crenate, each tooth at the end of a secondary or tertiary nerve with mucro 0.3–1.5 mm. long, papery, blackish-green above, olivaceous below, with 3–6 secondary nerves on each side of the midrib, the lower ones opposite and subbasal.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle 5–11 cm. long, slender, lax, long pedunculate, terminal but apparently axillary, with peduncle, rhachis and branches shortly hispid.
    Flowers
    Flowers male & female, on pedicels up to 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (5)6–7 mm. long, cylindrical or trumpet-shaped, irregularly 3–5-toothed, with short, ± dense appressed hairs outside, densely clothed inside.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellowish, glabrous outside, densely hairy at the throat inside; tube as long as the calyx, cylindrical; lobes 4, 4–5 x 1.7 mm., oblong-lanceolate, obtuse.
    Stamens
    Stamens (and staminodes in female flowers) 4, inserted at c. 1 mm. from the top of the corolla tube; anthers 1.7–1.8 mm. long, oblong (in female flowers 0.8 mm. long, sterile); filaments c. 5 mm. long, very slender, glabrous (in female flowers c. 2 mm. long).
    Pistil
    Ovary c. 1.5 mm. long, cylindric-conical, glabrous (in male flowers vestigial); style 7–8 mm. long, first-forked at c. 2.5 mm. and with stigmatic branches c. 2.5 mm. long, clavate.
    Fruits
    Fruit not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Cordia stuhlmannii Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 335 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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