1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola altissima Engl.

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

    [FWTA]

    Sterculiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A forest tree, to 100 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers green outside carmine inside.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Nigeria, Togo, Zaïre

    Cola altissima Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [1145], Cameroon 43476.000
    Thomas, D.W. [1145], Cameroon K000094853
    Zenker, G.A. [2907], Cameroon K000241062

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 39: 594 (1907)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Bot. Jahrb. 39: 594 (1907).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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