1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola clavata Mast.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Sterculiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Large tree with ash-coloured bark; young branchlets stellate-puberulous but soon glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 12·5 × 5·6 cm., coriaceous, narrowly obovate to elliptic, apex obtuse, margin entire or undulate, base cuneate, midrib prominent below, nerves in c. 10 pairs, venation reticulate but not very prominent on both sides; petiole up to 6·5 cm. long, slightly swollen and minutely stellate-puberulous at base and apex; stipules c. 3 mm. long, caducous, subulate, stellate-puberulous.
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary fascicles on 1–3-year-old branches; pedicels c. 1 cm. long, 3-nate, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx stellate-pubescent.
    Fruits
    Follicles 1–2 by abortion, c. 2 × 1·1 cm., clavate, narrowing to a slightly curved stipe 0·5–0·8 cm. long, minutely and sparsely stellate-puberulous, 1-locular, 1-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seed c. 1·75 × 1·5 cm., oblong-ellipsoid; testa shining brown; cotyledons flat, thick.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

    Cola clavata Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Verdcourt, B. [1855], Kenya 15369.000
    Drummond, R.B. [3520], Tanzania 15242.000
    Drummond, R.B. [3519], Tanzania 15243.000
    Kirk, J. [351], Mozambique K000241028
    Gamble, J., Mozambique 7211.000
    Meller [[435?]], Mozambique K000241029

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 222 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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
    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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