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

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

Cola greenwayi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cheringoma Cheek[End][EN]MS
clavata Mast.[NrEnd?]Z
discoglypremnophylla Brenan & A.P.D. JonesN
greenwayi BrenanT,MSDescription, Image
mossambicensis Willd.[NrEnd][VU]Z,MSDescription, Image
natalensis Oliv.

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Flora of Malawi: Cola
Flora of Zambia: Cola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cola
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cola
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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 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=956, retrieved 2 December 2023

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