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Taxon: Cordia africana Lam.

 
Genus: Cordia
Family: Cordiaceae
Nomen number: 312678
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 1:420. 1792
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • East African cordia  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • large-leaf cordia  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • Sudan teak  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • faux teck  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • sébestier d'Afrique  (Source: Use Pl WT Afr) - French
  • teck d'Arabie  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • makobokobo  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • mringamringa  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • muringa  (Source: F TE Afr) - Swahili (Kenya)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Zamb; Dict Gard) shade/shelter (shade for coffee fide F TE Afr)
  • Materials: wood (timber)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Guinea, Nigeria
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Transvaal (n.)]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1967-. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances.
  3. Bennett, M. 2003. Pulmonarias and the Borage family 197.
  4. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  5. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cordia+africana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. Jardin botanique national de Belgique. 1967-. Flore du Congo, du Rwanda et du Burundi (Flore d'Afrique centrale).
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  11. Keay, R. W. J. 1989. Trees of Nigeria
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  14. Warfa, A. M. 1988. Cordia africana Lam. (Boraginaceae), the correct name for Bruce's "Wanzey". Taxon 37:961-963.
  15. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cordia africana Lam. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?312678. Accessed 21 July 2019.