7038.000 Cordia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite or opposite. Cymes arranged in lax or dense panicles, ebracteate, terminal or axillary. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx tubular or ± campanulate, usually splitting irregularly, 3-5-toothed, usually accrescent and cup-shaped in fruit. Corolla 4-5(-7)-lobed, funnel-shaped to salver-shaped, white or yellowish. Ovary 4-locular (abortive in male flowers). Style terminal, twice 2-fid with 4 slender or clavate, stigmas. Fruit drupaceous, partially or wholly surrounded by the enlarged persistent calyx.

Worldwide: c.320 species, tropical

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Striphnopteryx edulis (Edible monkey) Food plant
Cordia africana

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
africana Lam.Description, Image
alliodora (Ruiz & Pav.) Oken
dichotoma G. Forst.Description, Image
myxa L.

Other sources of information about Cordia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cordia
Flora of Caprivi: Cordia
Flora of Malawi: Cordia
Flora of Mozambique: Cordia
Flora of Zambia: Cordia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Cordia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cordia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cordia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cordia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cordia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cordia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cordia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cordia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1192, retrieved 28 May 2016

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