5091.000 Cola Schott & Endl.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves entire (in ours); petiole swollen at the base and at the apex. Flowers unisexual, borne on fascicles on older wood. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Petals 0. Male flowers: anthers borne in 1(-2) rings on an androphore. Female flowers: carpels 4-5, coherent. Fruit consisting of woody carpels which split longitudinally.

Worldwide: c. 125 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Cola millenii

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

greenwayi BrenanDescription, Image
millenii K. Schum.Image

Other sources of information about Cola:

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Flora of Malawi: Cola
Flora of Mozambique: Cola
Flora of Zambia: Cola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cola
JSTOR Plant Science: Cola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cola
Plants of the World Online: Cola
Tropicos: Cola
Wikipedia: Cola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=956, retrieved 19 June 2024

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