1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Garcinia L.
      1. Garcinia kola Heckel

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

    [FWTA]

    Guttiferae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    A forest tree, reaching 90 ft.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish-white with a reddish indumentum
    Fruits
    Fruits reddish-yellow, the size of an orange; with orange-yellow, or reddish pulp
    Seeds
    Seed-coat brown with branched lines, the kernels pale and penetrated with pockets of resin.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

    Garcinia kola Heckel appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1621], Cameroon K000026974
    Jun 1, 1997 Cheek, M. [6089], Cameroon K000026973
    Keay, R.W. [28306], Nigeria 21848.000
    Ndam, N. [760], Cameroon K000086844
    Oct 1, 2008 Pollard, B.J. [1398], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000580020
    Jul 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10266], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000026978
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4435], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000026976
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4100], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000026977
    Jul 1, 2002 Ryan, P. [233], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000026975
    Jul 1, 2002 Onana, J.-M. [571], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000026979
    Jan 1, 1997 Letouzey, R. [15039], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000105236
    Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [1039], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000086020
    Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [779], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000086022
    Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9838], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000086021
    Thomas, D.W. [661], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana 43479.000
    Thomas, D.W. [661], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000105238
    Cheek, M. [7766], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana 63823.000
    Letouzey, R. [14588], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000105237
    Waterman [807], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana 56200.000
    Waterman [807], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana 74908.000
    Zenker, G.A. [2552], Cameroon Garcinia conrauana K000240118

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 30(Rev. Bibliogr.): 150 (1883)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.
    • Bamps, P. (1970). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Guttiferae: 1-74. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 290, t. 241, 5–10 (1936)
    • Staner in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 13: 120
    • G. dinklagei Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 40: 561 (1908).
    • in Journ. Pharm. et Chim. 8: 88 (1883)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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