Cordia goetzei G├╝rke

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Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road nr 3 near junction road nr 1, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road nr 3 near junction road nr 1, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road nr 3 near juction road nr 1, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between gates, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between gates, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road between gates, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Grey-bark saucer-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or small tree. Stems and branches distinctly angled and fluted; bark smooth, blue-grey with large parts peeling off to reveal dove-grey underbark; young trees smooth, greenish-grey. Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, 5-12 cm long, hairless when mature, midrib and petiole grooved; base often asymmetric; margin entire. Flowers in terminal or axillary heads, white to creamy-yellow, funnel-shaped, c. 6 mm in diameter. Fruit ovoid-conical with a sharp point, 1.5 cm long, cupped in the toothed calyx, orange when ripe.
Notes: Usually at less than 600 m altitude,
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine fringes, woodland, thickets, usually near water courses.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: South Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 April 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271.


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Flora of Malawi: Cordia goetzei
Flora of Mozambique: Cordia goetzei
Flora of Zambia: Cordia goetzei

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African Plant Database: Cordia goetzei
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cordia goetzei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cordia goetzei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cordia goetzei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cordia goetzei
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cordia goetzei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cordia goetzei
Ispot Southern Africa : Cordia goetzei
JSTOR Plant Science: Cordia goetzei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cordia goetzei
Tropicos: Cordia goetzei
West African Plants database: Cordia goetzei


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: Species information: Cordia goetzei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148200, retrieved 25 June 2016

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