1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia longipetiolata Warfa

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

    [FTEA]

    Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Shrub to 3 m.; stems ± straw-coloured, ridged when dry; very young parts with long ± adpressed hairs and pale brownish tomentum of shorter hairs, later ± glabrous save for very scattered long hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves dark green, drying blackish green; blades ovate to broadly elliptic, 1.5–7.5 cm. long, 1–6 cm. wide, subentire to irregularly coarsely dentate-crenate, smooth to the touch above but actually with minute conical tubercles and cystolith groups, with a few long white hairs on the midrib beneath; petiole drying blackish, (2.2–)3–5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes dense, terminal or axillary, 1–1.5 cm. long and wide, densely pubescent; peduncle 1–7 mm. long; pedicels 1–2 cm. long, tomentose.
    Buds
    Buds obovate, 6.5 mm. long, hairy at apex.
    Male
    Male flowers:calyx 7–8 mm. long, narrowed near the base, 3–4-lobed; corolla cream; tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 9 mm. long; lobes 5–6, ovate-oblong, 4–6 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide; stamens 5–6, with filaments 2.5–3 mm. long and anthers 3 mm. long; rudimentary ovary and style under 2 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Female flowers similar. Male flowers:calyx 7–8 mm. long, narrowed near the base, 3–4-lobed; corolla cream; tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 9 mm. long; lobes 5–6, ovate-oblong, 4–6 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide; stamens 5–6, with filaments 2.5–3 mm. long and anthers 3 mm. long; rudimentary ovary and style under 2 mm. long.
    Female
    Female flowers similar.
    Fruits
    Fruit orange, ovoid, 1.5–1.8 cm. long, 1–1.1 cm. wide; calycine cup 1.1–1.2 cm. wide, obscurely toothed.
    Habitat
    Acacia-Commiphora mixed bushland on sand; 200 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K1

    Images

    Distribution

    Cordia longipetiolata Warfa appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1986 Gillett, J.B. [21248], Kenya K000333146
    Gillett, J.B. [20644], Kenya K000418659 holotype

    First published in Acta Univ. Upsal., Symb. Bot. Upsal. 1988: 174 (1988)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Warfa in Nordic Journ. Bot. 9: 251 (1989).
    • Warfa, Acta Univ. Upsal. 174, fig. 4C & 174, IV: 1, fig. 1 (1988)

    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/
    © 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