1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia uncinulata De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to SW. Ethiopia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or woody liane 1.8–15 m. tall or long; young branches brown, striate, with pale ferruginous and white hairs, later grey, obscurely lenticellate and glabrous, with short recurved spurs which are accrescent petiole-bases ± 3 mm. long, eventually subtending axillary shoots long after the leaves have fallen.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 2.5–13 cm. long, 2.5–8 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, cuneate, rounded or ± subcordate at the base, the margins entire to ± crenate in upper part, ± thin, discolorous, very shortly sparsely pubescent on both surfaces, not scabrid; petiole 0.5–5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes terminal, dichotomous; peduncle and main axes 1–1.5 cm. long, ferruginous pubescent; pedicels 1–2 mm. long, articulate, pubescent.
    Male
    Male:calyx tubular-campanulate, 5–7 mm. long, sparsely pubescent outside, glabrous inside, with 4–7 teeth; corolla white; tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes 4–5, elliptic to narrowly obovate or narrowly oblong, 4–6 mm. long, 1.3–2 mm. wide; stamens exserted, the filaments 5.5–6.5 mm. long, hairy at the base; anthers 1.5 mm. long; rudimentary ovary minute, under 1 mm. long; style absent.
    Flowers
    Female flowers similar but filaments 1–1.5 mm. long with a few hairs at the base; anthers sterile, 0.6 mm. long; ovary ovoid, 4 mm. long, 3 mm. diameter; style 1.5 mm. long; primary branches 1.5–2 mm. long, with stigmatic branches 3.5 mm. long. Male:calyx tubular-campanulate, 5–7 mm. long, sparsely pubescent outside, glabrous inside, with 4–7 teeth; corolla white; tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes 4–5, elliptic to narrowly obovate or narrowly oblong, 4–6 mm. long, 1.3–2 mm. wide; stamens exserted, the filaments 5.5–6.5 mm. long, hairy at the base; anthers 1.5 mm. long; rudimentary ovary minute, under 1 mm. long; style absent.
    Female
    Female flowers similar but filaments 1–1.5 mm. long with a few hairs at the base; anthers sterile, 0.6 mm. long; ovary ovoid, 4 mm. long, 3 mm. diameter; style 1.5 mm. long; primary branches 1.5–2 mm. long, with stigmatic branches 3.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit orange, ovoid, ± 1 cm. long, 5–6 mm. diameter, usually with 2 locules, tipped by style-base; cup shallow, 1–1.5 cm. wide, 7–10 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/1, p.16.
    Habitat
    Open evergreen forest; ± 1200 m.
    Distribution
    U2 U4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Zaïre

    Cordia uncinulata De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 9: 89 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Taton, A. (1971). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Boraginaceae: 1-82. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Warfa, Acta Univ. Upsal. 174: 47 (1988).
    • Taton, Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Borag.: 15, map 4 (1971).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 2: 127 (1947).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 2: 119 (1923).
    • De Wild. in Rev. Zool. Afr. 9(3), Suppl. Bot.: B 89 (1921)

    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