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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (E. Usambara Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Habit unknown, presumably a shrub or tree; young stems fairly densely closely adpressed pubescent with pale hairs but soon glabrous, ± ridged, lenticellate and roughened with nodular petiole-bases.
Leaves
Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic, 4–13 cm. long, 1.8–6 cm. wide, acute or shortly acuminate at the apex, ± rounded or cuneate at the base, sparsely pubescent with pale adpressed hairs, later almost glabrous save for scattered hairs above and on nerves beneath, drying blackish above, ± discolorous; main lateral nerves rather few, 3–5 on each side; petiole 1.2–2.5 cm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary from upper axils, paniculate, ± 10 cm. long but probably more extensive; peduncle 2.5 cm. long; secondary branches 2.5–5 cm. long; ultimate branches 5 mm.; pedicels ± 1.5 mm.; all axes and outside of calyx with similar pubescence to the stems.
Male
Male flowers:calyx-tube obconic, ± 5 mm. long, densely silky pilose inside; lobes ± triangular, 0.5–1 mm. long; corolla white, tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 5 mm. long, glabrous outside, slightly pilose at the throat; lobes elliptic-oblong, 3.2–3.5 mm. long, 2–2.4 mm. wide, obtuse; filaments exserted 3.5–5.5 mm.; rudimentary ovary 0.8 mm. diameter, ± 4-lobed with few erect hairs at tip; style absent.
Flowers
Female flowers and fruits not seen. Male flowers:calyx-tube obconic, ± 5 mm. long, densely silky pilose inside; lobes ± triangular, 0.5–1 mm. long; corolla white, tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 5 mm. long, glabrous outside, slightly pilose at the throat; lobes elliptic-oblong, 3.2–3.5 mm. long, 2–2.4 mm. wide, obtuse; filaments exserted 3.5–5.5 mm.; rudimentary ovary 0.8 mm. diameter, ± 4-lobed with few erect hairs at tip; style absent.
Female
Female flowers and fruits not seen.
Figures
Fig. 1/4, p. 8.
Habitat
Lowland evergreen forest; 500 m.
Distribution
T3 known only from the type gathering

Native to:

Tanzania

Cordia peteri Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 10 (1991)

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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