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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

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Boraginaceae, E. S. Martins (Trichodesma by R. K. Brummit). Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

Habit
Large tree probably dioecious, deciduous; branches minutely and densely pubescent, glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5–4.0 cm. long, covered with short, sharp, ± spreading rigid hairs; lamina 4.5–7.5 x 3–4 cm. on fertile branches, up to 15 x 8 cm. on strong sterile shoots, ovate to obovate, rough to shortly appressed hispid above, ± densely pubescent below, dark brown above, grey-brownish below when dry, acute to rounded and apiculate or abruptly acuminate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, margins ± undulate and remotely denticulate, papery to leathery, with 4–6 secondary nerves on each side of the midrib, flat or slightly deepened and clothed with short fulvous bristles above, prominent and pubescent below.
Inflorescences
Cymes arranged in a panicle 5–8 cm. long, slender, lax, long-pedunculate, with divaricate branches, minutely hispid, terminal.
Flowers
Flowers subsessile. Female flowers with calyx 3.5–5.0 mm. long, narrowly campanulate, irregularly 3–5-dentate, minutely strigose outside, silky inside, hardly leathery; corolla (? whitish) glabrous outside, with some scattered long hairs inside on the upper half of the tube and base of the lobes, tube 4.5–5.5 mm. long, cylindrical, lobes 5, 4.0–4.5 x 1.5–2.0 mm., oblanceolate to obovate, obtuse to rounded at apex, narrowed at base, arching and reflexed at anthesis; staminodes 5, inserted near the apex of the corolla tube, filaments 3.0–3.5 mm. long, glabrous; ovary roughish; style 7–8 mm. long, first-forked at 2–3 mm. and with stigmatic branches 3–5 mm. long, linear, flattened and denticulate. Male flowers not seen.
Female
Female flowers with calyx 3.5–5.0 mm. long, narrowly campanulate, irregularly 3–5-dentate, minutely strigose outside, silky inside, hardly leathery; corolla (? whitish) glabrous outside, with some scattered long hairs inside on the upper half of the tube and base of the lobes, tube 4.5–5.5 mm. long, cylindrical, lobes 5, 4.0–4.5 x 1.5–2.0 mm., oblanceolate to obovate, obtuse to rounded at apex, narrowed at base, arching and reflexed at anthesis; staminodes 5, inserted near the apex of the corolla tube, filaments 3.0–3.5 mm. long, glabrous; ovary roughish; style 7–8 mm. long, first-forked at 2–3 mm. and with stigmatic branches 3–5 mm. long, linear, flattened and denticulate.
Male
Male flowers not seen.
Fruits
Fruits not seen.

Native to:

Mozambique

Cordia mandimbana E.S.Martins appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 9: 71 (1987 publ. 1988)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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