1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola heterophylla (P.Beauv.) Schott & Endl.

        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, usually 2–10 ft., rarely to 16 ft., high
    Leaves
    Leaves commonly simple, but there is a tendency for (2–) 3-lobed leaves to occur in Gold Coast and Nigeria; simple leaves 7–32 cm. long, 2·6–12·5 cm. broad, to 35 cm. long and 32 cm. broad when lobed
    Flowers
    Flowers pale yellow or yellowish green to dull reddish, or purplish-red inside and yellowish outside
    Fruits
    Fruiting carpels bright red, ellipsoid to ellipsoid-oblong, 1·5–7·5 cm. long. including the rather slender 0·5–2 cm. long hooked apical beak
    Ecology
    In forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

    Cola heterophylla (P.Beauv.) Schott & Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1995 Thomas, D.W. [3263], Cameroon K000094816
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8908], Nigeria 8865.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [K. 9], Congo, DRC 22100.000
    Darko [2022], Ghana 15239.000
    Thomas, D.W. [839], Cameroon 43475.000
    Preuss [1330], Cameroon K000241045
    Bodard, M. [464] K000240905 isotype
    Bodard, M. [414] K000240906 isotype
    Manning, S.D. [75], Cameroon K000094817

    First published in Melet. Bot.: 33 (1832)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • 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
    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 255, partly.
    • K. Schum. in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Sterculiac. 118, partly
    • Meletem. Bot. 33 (1832)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • 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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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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