1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola lepidota K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Gabon.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Forest tree, to 60 ft. high, cauliflorous
    Flowers
    Flowers brownish-red and scaly outside, red-purple within
    Fruits
    Fruiting carpels about 20 cm. long and 5 cm. broad, subcylindric, shortly acuminate, roughly scaly
    Seeds
    Seeds smooth, brownish.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria

    Cola lepidota K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1997 Acworth, J.M. [281], Cameroon K000540223
    Jul 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7916 B], Cameroon K000106203
    Jan 1, 1996 Akogo, M. [254], Cameroon K000540207
    Jan 1, 1996 Akogo, M. [280], Cameroon K000540208
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [231], Cameroon K000094722
    Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [6739], Cameroon K000094720
    Mar 1, 1976 Satabie, B. [240], Cameroon K000094721
    May 1, 1958 Tiku, D.A. [FHI 41900], Cameroon K000094733
    May 1, 1958 Tiku, D.A. [FHI 41900], Cameroon K000094734
    Jan 1, 1954 Brenan, J.P.M. [9444], Cameroon K000094730
    Jan 1, 1954 Brenan, J.P.M. [9444], Cameroon K000094731
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9444], Cameroon 15373.000
    Onochie, C. [31176], Cameroon 11818.000
    Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI 31176], Cameroon K000094728
    Coombe, D.E. [181], Nigeria 15989.000
    Olorunfemi, J. [FHI 30625], Cameroon K000094725
    Binuyo, A. [35563], Cameroon K000094729
    Thomas, D.W. [566], Cameroon 43474.000
    Thomas, D.W. [566], Cameroon K000094719
    Cheek, M. [8145], Cameroon 63855.000
    Ejiofor, M.C. [FHI 14057], Cameroon K000094723
    Ejiofor, M.C. [FHI 14057], Cameroon K000094724
    Clayton, W. D. [221], Cameroon K000094732
    Preuss P. R. [43], Cameroon K000094727 Unknown type material
    Preuss P. R. [43], Cameroon K000094726 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 136 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Pellegr. in Mém. Soc. Bot. Fr. 1950–51: 41.
    • in Engl. Monogr. Afr. Sterculiac. 121, t. 13 (1900)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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