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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Cameroon.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Tree, 12–40 ft., sometimes to 60 ft. high
    Ecology
    In drier parts of the forest region, especially in secondary forest
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 30 cm. long and 35 cm. broad, but usually smaller
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish outside, red-brown to purplish inside, outside varying to dull purple, inside to purple and greenish-yellow, rarely flowers wholly pale yellow
    Fruits
    Fruiting carpels rich pink to orange-red.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 11, 1954 Millen, H. [31] K000240904
    Ghana 16600.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [5102A], Ghana 15990.000
    Meikle, R.D. [972], Nigeria 15241.000
    Daramola [36579A], Nigeria 15991.000
    Benstead [4897], Ghana 15992.000
    Benstead [4896], Ghana 16601.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 313 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 33: 313 (1903).
    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.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
    © 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