1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cola Schott & Endl.
      1. Cola chlorantha F.White

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & SW. Tanzania to N. Malawi.

    [FTEA]

    Sterculiaceae, Martin Cheek & Laurence Dorr; Nesogordonia, Laurence Dorr, Lisa Barnett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

    Type
    Type: Malawi, N Viphya Plateau, Choma Forest, Dowsett-Lemaire 471 (K!, holo.; FHO, iso.)
    Habit
    Evergreen tree ± 5 m high, closely resembling C uloloma Brenan (see above) and indistinguishable vegetatively, differing in the inconspicuous bracts, more slender pedicels (± 0.5 mm thick, not 0.2–0.3 mm thick), flowers green (not whitish, pinkish or yellowish brown), the bowl-shaped perianth tube, ± 3.5 mm diameter at apex (not cupshaped, ± 2–2.3 mm diam at apex) and the ascending, not patent, perianth lobes, anthers 7, not 5, carpels 6–7 not 3–5. The fruits and seeds of C chlorantha are unknown.
    Ecology
    Evergreen forest; ± 1500 m
    Conservation
    Cola chlorantha is only known from three widely separated sites, at which a decline in habitat is inferred. It is here assessed as VU B2a,b(iii), i.e. vulnerable, in view of the data above, and the area of occupancy being estimated at less than 2,000 km2. More observations are needed on the status of this species at the sites indicated.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T4 T7 Range: Malawi

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania

    Cola chlorantha F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2003 Dowsett-Lemaire [471], Malawi K000241027 holotype

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 60: 83 (1990)

    Accepted by

    • Cheek, M. & Dorr, L. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Sterculiaceae: 1-134.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Cheek, M. & Dorr, L. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Sterculiaceae: 1-134.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • B.J.B.B. 60: 83 (1990).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East 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/
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    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/
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