1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia mandimbana E.S.Martins

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

    [FZ]

    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.

    Distribution

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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