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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 1–2 m. tall; stems with pale lenticellate corky bark, obscurely striate and minutely transversely wrinkled in places, covered with short persistent nodular petiole-bases subtending short lateral leafy and flowering shoots or inflorescences with leaves still in very juvenile state; young shoots and inflorescence-axes completely covered with very closely adpressed buff hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic, probably none fully developed in specimen seen, 2–5.5 cm. long, 1–2.5 cm. wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, at length very discolorous when dry, at first densely covered above with adpressed buff hairs but later with only a scattering and eventually probably glabrous, similarly but persistently hairy beneath and also with raised reticulate venation; petioles 0.5–2 cm. long, similarly buff-hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes ± 20-flowered, ± 5 cm. long; peduncles and secondary axes 0.5–2 cm. long; pedicels 0–1.5 mm. long; buds narrowly conic.
    Male
    Male flowers:calyx-tube narrowly obconical, 5.5 mm. long; lobes triangular, 1.5 mm. long. Corolla-tube 5.5 mm. long; lobes elliptic, 6 mm. long, 3.2 mm. wide; filaments 4 mm. long; rudimentary ovary 0.6 mm. long; style absent.
    Flowers
    Female flowers:calyx adpressed buff hairy; tube obconical, slightly constricted about 1/3 from the base in dry state, feebly striate above, ± 6 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide at apex; lobes triangular-ovate, 1–1.5 mm. long:corolla yellowish; tube 6–7 mm. long; lobes ovate-oblong, 4–5 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide; filaments 0.2 mm. long; sterile anthers 1.1 mm. long; ovary 1.5 mm. long; style 4.5 mm. long with branches 2.5 mm. long and stigmas 8 mm. long. Male flowers:calyx-tube narrowly obconical, 5.5 mm. long; lobes triangular, 1.5 mm. long. Corolla-tube 5.5 mm. long; lobes elliptic, 6 mm. long, 3.2 mm. wide; filaments 4 mm. long; rudimentary ovary 0.6 mm. long; style absent.
    Female
    Female flowers:calyx adpressed buff hairy; tube obconical, slightly constricted about 1/3 from the base in dry state, feebly striate above, ± 6 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide at apex; lobes triangular-ovate, 1–1.5 mm. long:corolla yellowish; tube 6–7 mm. long; lobes ovate-oblong, 4–5 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide; filaments 0.2 mm. long; sterile anthers 1.1 mm. long; ovary 1.5 mm. long; style 4.5 mm. long with branches 2.5 mm. long and stigmas 8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruits not known.
    Habitat
    Light woodland; 60 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Cordia trichocladophylla Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 28 (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