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This species is accepted, and its native range is Niger to Eritrea and N. Uganda, Arabian Peninsula to India.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 9 m tall; young branchlets pubescent to subglabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate; blade narrowly elliptic to ovate or obovate, or rarely suborbicular to rhombic, 1.8–10.8 x 1.3–7 cm, rounded to cuneate at the base, obtuse and apiculate to subtruncate or rounded or rarely emarginate at the apex, entire to serrate or crenate at least in apical half, sparsely to densely pubescent on both surfaces when young, often soon glabrescent, not scabrid; petiole 4–35 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers apparently functionally unisexual, in lax to dense several. to many-flowered pubescent to subglabrous inflorescences; peduncle (4.5–)8–34 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular-campanulate, 2.5–6 mm long, not prominently veined, sparsely to densely pubescent outside, (2–)3–4-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or cream; tube 2–5 mm long; lobes 4–5(–6)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers with 4(–5) stamens and very reduced pistillode
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 1–7 mm long stigmatic branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx funnel- or cup-shaped, 3.2–8 x 6–10 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe orange when ripe, ovoid-oblong to globose, 7.5–13 x 5–8 mm.
Note
In Somalia supsp. crenata and subsp. Meridionalis. In Tanzania also subsp. shinyangensis Verdc.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 1.5–9 m. tall; young shoots with dense adpressed hairs and usually long ± spreading hairs as well, later ± glabrous or long hairs persistent on upper 15 cm. of stem; bark pale buff-brown or grey, often with ± prominent nodular petiole-bases; in subsp. shinyangensis young stems, young leaves, inflorescence-axes and buds ferruginous velvety.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades broadly elliptic, obovate-oblong or almost round, less often oblong-lanceolate, 1–10.8 cm. long, 0.8–8 cm. wide, rounded, emarginate or subacute at apex, or rounded to cuneate at base, entire or frequently crenate to dentate, puberulous to pubescent above and beneath but not or only slightly asperous, or ± glabrous; petiole 0.5–1 cm. long with indumentum like stems when young.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 2.5–3 cm. long, ± sessile to shortly pedunculate; peduncle and secondary axes 0.5–4 cm. long, ± velvety and with long hairs; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
sex Male
Male:buds very shortly bluntly acuminate, adpressed pubescent, particularly at the apex; calyx-tube conic-campanulate 3.5–4.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, 1.2–1.5 mm. long; corolla cream or greenish yellow; tube 3.5–4 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), ovate-oblong, 4–4.5(–6) mm. long, 1–2.5 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–6 mm. long, rudimentary ovary under 1 mm. long; style absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Hermaphrodite:calyx 5.5–6.5 mm. long including 1–1.3 mm. long ovate lobes, ± glabrous outside, minutely pubescent inside; corolla-tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), oblong to narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–2 mm. long; style 2–3.5 mm. long; branches very short, up to 1.3 mm. long; stigmatic arms 7 mm. long. Male:buds very shortly bluntly acuminate, adpressed pubescent, particularly at the apex; calyx-tube conic-campanulate 3.5–4.5 mm. long; lobes broadly triangular, 1.2–1.5 mm. long; corolla cream or greenish yellow; tube 3.5–4 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), ovate-oblong, 4–4.5(–6) mm. long, 1–2.5 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–6 mm. long, rudimentary ovary under 1 mm. long; style absent.
sex Hermaphrodite
Hermaphrodite:calyx 5.5–6.5 mm. long including 1–1.3 mm. long ovate lobes, ± glabrous outside, minutely pubescent inside; corolla-tube 4–5 mm. long; lobes 4–5(–6), oblong to narrowly ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide; filaments 1.5–2 mm. long; style 2–3.5 mm. long; branches very short, up to 1.3 mm. long; stigmatic arms 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit red, ovoid-globose, 0.7–1.3 cm. long, 6–8 mm. wide, apiculate; calyx cupular, 6.5–9 mm. wide, lobed, glabrous or pilose.

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Niger, Oman, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Yemen

Cordia crenata Delile appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Descr. Egypte, Hist. Nat.: 195 (1813)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by A. M. Warfa [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Warfa in Nordic Journ. Bot. 8: 614 (1989).
  • Warfa, Acta Univ. Upsal. 174, III: 3 (1988)
  • Bak. & Wright in Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 17 (1905).
  • DC., Prodr. 9: 479 (1845).
  • Del., Fl. Egypte, t. 20 (1826).
  • Del., Fl. Egypte: 195 [51] (1813)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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