1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola caricifolia (G.Don) K.Schum.

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, to 20 ft. high
    Ecology
    In forest
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 32 cm. long and 46 cm. broad
    Flowers
    Flowers brown outside, purplish inside, outside varying to yellow-green, inside to red
    Fruits
    Fruiting carpels orange-pink.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

    Cola caricifolia (G.Don) K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Deighton, F.C. [3967], Sierra Leone K000044908
    Deighton, F.C. [2641], Sierra Leone K000044909
    Deighton, F.C. [2641], Sierra Leone K000044910
    Deighton, F.C. [5904], Sierra Leone K000044914
    Melville, F.A. [214], Sierra Leone K000044911
    Jordan, H.D. [204], Sierra Leone K000044913
    Baldwin, J.T. [12516], Liberia K000044900
    Baldwin, J.T. [10078], Liberia K000044901
    Baldwin, J.T. [10032], Liberia K000044902
    Morton, J.K. [SL2192], Sierra Leone K000044912
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [4514], Sierra Leone K000044906
    Cooper, G.P. [364], Liberia K000044903
    Thomas, N.W. [1449], Sierra Leone K000044904
    Thomas, N.W. [1449], Sierra Leone K000044905
    Aubréville, M. [1082], Ivory Coast K000044916
    West-Skinn, R. [287], Ghana K000044918
    West-Skinn, R. [245], Ghana K000044919
    West-Skinn, R. [26], Ghana K000044920
    Kitson, A.E. [1017], Ghana K000044917
    Bodard, M. [366], Ivory Coast K000044915
    Oldfield, R.A. [8], Sierra Leone K000044907

    First published in H.G.A.Engler, Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 5: 111 (1900)

    Accepted by

    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 248, t. 223, 1–4.
    • in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Sterculiac. 111 (1900), partly (Afzelius spec. only), excl. t. 11 B (?)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0