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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

Boraginaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A low shrub with densely pubescent branchlets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1/3-1/2 in. long, cream-yellowish, in short dense cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pointed, 1/2 in. long.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree to 3 m., or sometimes a liane; branches densely pubescent with short adpressed or ± spreading greyish hairs, later glabrous, usually with distinctly nodular petiole-bases.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades oblong, obovate, elliptic or ± round, 1.5–9.5 cm. long, 1–8 cm. wide, shortly acuminate or rounded with short mucro at the apex, rounded, truncate or sometimes subcordate at the base, discolorous, subcoriaceous, entire or obscurely crenate to remotely dentate, particularly near the apex or with short subulate emergences (?hydathodes), with scattered white setae above and more densely setulose-pubescent beneath or in W. Africa sometimes densely pubescent on both surfaces, sometimes ± shiny above with venation impressed; petiole mostly 1–2.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers opening at night, scented, in rather short dense pubescent cymes up to 9 cm. wide; peduncles 2–4.5(–7) cm. long; secondary axes ± 1(–3) cm. long; pedicels very short or obsolete, Buds with calyx strongly constricted at the apex, sometimes with recurved subulate lobes at tip. Male:filaments 3.5 mm. long, reaching tips of corolla-lobes, the anthers extending beyond; ovary rudimentary and style lacking. Hermaphrodite:stamens not much exserted from the tube; ovary glabrous, tapering into the 4 mm. long style; style branches 2 mm. long; stigmas 7.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube tubular, becoming cupular in fruit, 4–6.5 mm. long, obscurely ribbed, grey-pubescent outside, silky inside, with ovate or deltoid lobes ± 0.8–2 mm. long, the true setaceous lobes having ± fallen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla creamy yellow; tube urceolate-tubular or cylindrical to narrowly funnel-shaped, 4–7 mm. long; lobes oblong, 3–4 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. wide, obtuse, ± spreading.
sex Hermaphrodite
Hermaphrodite:stamens not much exserted from the tube; ovary glabrous, tapering into the 4 mm. long style; style branches 2 mm. long; stigmas 7.5 mm. long.
sex Male
Male:filaments 3.5 mm. long, reaching tips of corolla-lobes, the anthers extending beyond; ovary rudimentary and style lacking.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid, 1.3–1.5 cm. long, tapering into indurated style remnant.
Figures
Fig. 5/3–5.

Native to:

Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo

Cordia guineensis Thonn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 1959 Johnson [705] K000418701 Unknown type material
Warnecke [100], Togo K000418700
Warnecke [100], Togo K000418698
Warnecke [308], Togo K000418699

First published in H.C.F.Schumacher, Beskr. Guin. Pl.: 128 (1827)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • Aké Assi, Contrib. 1: 176 (1961).
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 198 (as imperfectly known species)
  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 17
  • Beskr. Guin. Pl. 128 (1827)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Heine in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 320 (1963).
  • Bak. & Wright in Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 17 (1905).
  • DC., Prodr. 9: 480 (1845).
  • Thonn. in Schumach. & Thonn., Beskr. Guin. Pl.: 128 (1827).

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