Cordia dichotoma G. Forst.

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Cordia dichotoma

Photo: Luanne Rodgers
11th Avenue, Mabelreign, Harare

Cordia dichotoma

Photo: Luanne Rodgers
11th Avenue, Mabelreign, Harare

Cordia dichotoma

Photo: Luanne Rodgers
11th Avenue, Mabelreign, Harare

Cordia dichotoma

Photo: Luanne Rodgers
11th Avenue, Mabelreign, Harare

Cordia dichotoma

Photo: Luanne Rodgers
11th Avenue, Mabelreign, Harare

Cordia dichotoma

Photo: Luanne Rodgers
11th Avenue, Mabelreign, Harare

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Synonyms: Cordia obliqua Willd.
Common names: Clammy cherry (English) Gunda (English) Indian glue berry (English) Sebesten (English)
Description: Small to medium deciduous tree. Inflorescences of corymbose cymes. Flowers short-stalked, bisexual, white. Fruit yellow or pinkish-yellow, shiny, ovoid or ellipsoid drupe, surrounded at the base by the persistent saucer-shaped calyx. Pulp becoming viscid on ripening. Inner hard stone 1-4-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: dichotoma: repeatedly dividing into two, dichotomous.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to China, Japan, tropical Asia, Australia and New Caledonia
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Image last updated: Friday 9 January 2015
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 42.

Orwa, C. et al. (2009). Cordia dichotoma Agroforestry Database: a tree reference and selection guide, version 4.0. Published on the internet: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treedb/AFTPDFS/Cordia_dichotoma.pdf Pages 1 - 5.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cordia dichotoma
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cordia dichotoma
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cordia dichotoma
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cordia dichotoma
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cordia dichotoma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cordia dichotoma
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cordia dichotoma
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cordia dichotoma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cordia dichotoma
Ispot Southern Africa: Cordia dichotoma
JSTOR Plant Science: Cordia dichotoma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cordia dichotoma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cordia dichotoma
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cordia dichotoma
Tropicos: Cordia dichotoma


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cordia dichotoma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=218130, retrieved 25 June 2019

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