1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola acuminata (P.Beauv.) Schott & Endl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Togo to N. Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Sterculiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Forest tree, to 60 ft. high, very similar to C. nitida.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Togo, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, Trinidad-Tobago

    Cola acuminata (P.Beauv.) Schott & Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1995 Thomas, D.W. [2753], Cameroon K000094900
    Nov 1, 1995 Thomas, D.W. [4173], Cameroon K000094901
    Jan 1, 1995 Ndam, N. [1250], Cameroon K000540196
    Jan 1, 1987 Mambo, P. [85], Cameroon K000094898
    Dec 11, 1953 Kersting, O. [207], Togo K000240895
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8573], Nigeria 8869.000
    Meikle, R.D. [862], Nigeria 11809.000
    Meikle, R.D. [987], Nigeria 8867.000
    Ebuade, J. [9117], Nigeria 15366.000
    Maitland, T.D. [758], Cameroon K000094902
    Maitland, T.D. [758], Cameroon K000094903
    Maitland, T.D. [758], Cameroon K000094904
    Binuyo, A. [FHI 35459], Cameroon K000094896
    Russell, T.A. [14986], Nigeria 18762.000
    Russell, T.A. [14983], Nigeria 18777.000
    Thomas, D.W. [610], Cameroon K000094899
    Thomas [s.n.] K000240982
    Thomas [s.n.] K000240983
    Kersting, O. [207], Togo K000240894
    Kersting, O. [207], Togo K000240896

    First published in Melet. Bot.: 83 (1832)

    Accepted by

    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • 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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Vég. Util. 6: 129, figs. 13, 25, 29, 30, tt. 6, 9, 14 (1911), q.v. for full synonymy.
    • K. Schum. in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Sterculiac. 125, fig. 2, G–J, incl. vars. kamerunensis, ballayi (partly), grandiflora & trichandra
    • Meletem. Bot. 33 (1832)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • I.T.U: 24 (1953)
    • U.O.P.Z.: 206 (1949);

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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 2018. 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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