1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cordia L.
      1. Cordia peteri Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (E. Usambara Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Habit unknown, presumably a shrub or tree; young stems fairly densely closely adpressed pubescent with pale hairs but soon glabrous, ± ridged, lenticellate and roughened with nodular petiole-bases.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic, 4–13 cm. long, 1.8–6 cm. wide, acute or shortly acuminate at the apex, ± rounded or cuneate at the base, sparsely pubescent with pale adpressed hairs, later almost glabrous save for scattered hairs above and on nerves beneath, drying blackish above, ± discolorous; main lateral nerves rather few, 3–5 on each side; petiole 1.2–2.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary from upper axils, paniculate, ± 10 cm. long but probably more extensive; peduncle 2.5 cm. long; secondary branches 2.5–5 cm. long; ultimate branches 5 mm.; pedicels ± 1.5 mm.; all axes and outside of calyx with similar pubescence to the stems.
    Male
    Male flowers:calyx-tube obconic, ± 5 mm. long, densely silky pilose inside; lobes ± triangular, 0.5–1 mm. long; corolla white, tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 5 mm. long, glabrous outside, slightly pilose at the throat; lobes elliptic-oblong, 3.2–3.5 mm. long, 2–2.4 mm. wide, obtuse; filaments exserted 3.5–5.5 mm.; rudimentary ovary 0.8 mm. diameter, ± 4-lobed with few erect hairs at tip; style absent.
    Flowers
    Female flowers and fruits not seen. Male flowers:calyx-tube obconic, ± 5 mm. long, densely silky pilose inside; lobes ± triangular, 0.5–1 mm. long; corolla white, tube very narrowly funnel-shaped, 5 mm. long, glabrous outside, slightly pilose at the throat; lobes elliptic-oblong, 3.2–3.5 mm. long, 2–2.4 mm. wide, obtuse; filaments exserted 3.5–5.5 mm.; rudimentary ovary 0.8 mm. diameter, ± 4-lobed with few erect hairs at tip; style absent.
    Female
    Female flowers and fruits not seen.
    Figures
    Fig. 1/4, p. 8.
    Habitat
    Lowland evergreen forest; 500 m.
    Distribution
    T3 known only from the type gathering

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Cordia peteri Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 10 (1991)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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