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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 3 m.; stems ± straw-coloured, ridged when dry; very young parts with long ± adpressed hairs and pale brownish tomentum of shorter hairs, later ± glabrous save for very scattered long hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves dark green, drying blackish green; blades ovate to broadly elliptic, 1.5–7.5 cm. long, 1–6 cm. wide, subentire to irregularly coarsely dentate-crenate, smooth to the touch above but actually with minute conical tubercles and cystolith groups, with a few long white hairs on the midrib beneath; petiole drying blackish, (2.2–)3–5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes dense, terminal or axillary, 1–1.5 cm. long and wide, densely pubescent; peduncle 1–7 mm. long; pedicels 1–2 cm. long, tomentose.
Morphology General Buds
Buds obovate, 6.5 mm. long, hairy at apex.
sex Male
Male flowers:calyx 7–8 mm. long, narrowed near the base, 3–4-lobed; corolla cream; tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 9 mm. long; lobes 5–6, ovate-oblong, 4–6 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide; stamens 5–6, with filaments 2.5–3 mm. long and anthers 3 mm. long; rudimentary ovary and style under 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers similar. Male flowers:calyx 7–8 mm. long, narrowed near the base, 3–4-lobed; corolla cream; tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 9 mm. long; lobes 5–6, ovate-oblong, 4–6 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide; stamens 5–6, with filaments 2.5–3 mm. long and anthers 3 mm. long; rudimentary ovary and style under 2 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers similar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange, ovoid, 1.5–1.8 cm. long, 1–1.1 cm. wide; calycine cup 1.1–1.2 cm. wide, obscurely toothed.
Habitat
Acacia-Commiphora mixed bushland on sand; 200 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1

Native to:

Kenya

Cordia longipetiolata Warfa appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1986 Gillett, J.B. [21248], Kenya K000333146
Gillett, J.B. [20644], Kenya K000418659 holotype

First published in Acta Univ. Upsal., Symb. Bot. Upsal. 1988: 174 (1988)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Warfa in Nordic Journ. Bot. 9: 251 (1989).
  • Warfa, Acta Univ. Upsal. 174, fig. 4C & 174, IV: 1, fig. 1 (1988)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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