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

        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
    Small forest tree to 30 ft. high
    Leaves
    Leaves in a bunch at the top
    Flowers
    Flowers dark purple
    Fruits
    Fruiting carpels greyish-green outside, crimson-red within
    Seeds
    Seeds black.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Cola digitata Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2003 Letouzey, R. [14638], Cameroon K000094679
    Jul 1, 2002 Lane, P. [407], Cameroon K000027428
    Jul 1, 2002 Lane, P. [407], Cameroon K000027427
    Jan 1, 1997 Acworth, J.M. [291], Cameroon K000540217
    Jan 1, 1997 Ndam, N. [1207], Cameroon K000540218
    Jan 1, 1996 Ekema, N. [1179], Cameroon K000540201
    Jan 1, 1996 Akogo, M. [220], Cameroon K000540203
    Jan 1, 1996 Batoum, A. [49], Cameroon K000540238
    Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [990], Cameroon K000086850
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [660], Cameroon K000518586
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [307], Cameroon K000094746
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [307], Cameroon K000094747
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [164], Cameroon K000094748
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [164], Cameroon K000094749
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1331], Cameroon K000094744
    Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1331], Cameroon K000094745
    Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [145], Cameroon K000094750
    Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [145], Cameroon K000094751
    Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4196], Cameroon K000094738
    Aug 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [14161], Cameroon K000094737
    Keay, R.W.J. [28216], Nigeria 11811.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [37357], Cameroon 18779.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [37357], Cameroon K000094740
    Keay, R.W.J. [37357], Cameroon K000094741
    Keay, R.W.J. [37357], Cameroon K000094742
    Olorunfemi, J. [FHI 30620], Cameroon K000094739
    Mann, G. [1141] K000240880
    unknown [1141] K000240881
    unknown [1141] K000240882
    Thomas, D.W. [636], Cameroon K000094736
    Barter [1948] K000240878
    Babington [s.n.] K000240879

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 224 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Pellegr. in Mém. Soc. Bot. Fr. 1950–51: 41.
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 250, t. 225, 7
    • Chev. Bot. 79
    • K. Schum. in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Sterculiac. 123, t. 15 D
    • in F.T.A. 1: 224 (1868)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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