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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Ulanga District).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climbing shrub hanging over rocks, with slender grey-brown stems to several m. long; all parts of the plant covered with long ferruginous stiff hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate; blades elliptic, 4–15 cm. long, 3–8 cm. wide, acute or subobtuse at the apex, the tip shortly acuminate, ± rounded at the base, the margins repand or double-repand, the teeth ending in ± linear setae 0.5–2.5 mm. long, discolorous, drying dark above and laxly pubescent with adpressed hairs, brownish green or glaucescent beneath and setulose on the nerves; venation reticulate beneath; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal, dense, subglobose, ± 3.5 cm. diameter, spreading setulose; peduncle 2.5–4 cm. long; pedicels very short.
Morphology General Buds
Buds with 5 apical tails.
sex Male
Male flowers:calyx-tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 1.2–1.3 cm. long, not sulcate, the 4–5 lobes short, spreading ferruginous setose outside, adpressed white pilose inside, ending in setiform appendages ± 4 mm. long; corolla yellow; tube cylindrical, 1–1.8 cm. long, glabrous inside, setulose inside; lobes obovate-oblong, 5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, with very sparse setae outside; stamens with free part of filaments 5 mm. long, exserted almost as long as corolla-lobes, with some spreading hairs at base, adnate parts with dense recurved hairs; rudimentary ovary 0.5 mm. diameter, glabrous, lacking a style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers and fruit unknown. Male flowers:calyx-tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 1.2–1.3 cm. long, not sulcate, the 4–5 lobes short, spreading ferruginous setose outside, adpressed white pilose inside, ending in setiform appendages ± 4 mm. long; corolla yellow; tube cylindrical, 1–1.8 cm. long, glabrous inside, setulose inside; lobes obovate-oblong, 5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, with very sparse setae outside; stamens with free part of filaments 5 mm. long, exserted almost as long as corolla-lobes, with some spreading hairs at base, adnate parts with dense recurved hairs; rudimentary ovary 0.5 mm. diameter, glabrous, lacking a style.
sex Female
Female flowers and fruit unknown.
Figures
Fig. 5/10, p. 24.
Habitat
Grassland with scattered trees, rocky places; 1000–1100 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Cordia chaetodonta Melch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1979 Cribb, P. [11202], Tanzania K000418654

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 676 (1932)

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 76 (1949).
  • Melchior in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 676 (1932).

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