Cordyla africana Lour.

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Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild mango (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large deciduous tree with a spreading crown. Leaves imparipinnate with 11-28 alternate leaflets; leaflets oblong, shiny green above, paler below with translucent dots and streaks; apex usually slightly notched; the main rhachis grooved along the top. Flowers in short axillary sprays, facing upwards, petals absent, a mass of orange-yellow stamens most conspicuous; ovary stalked. Fruit ovoid, not like a pod but resembling a fleshy drupe, yellow when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In riverine or swamp evergreen forest in hot areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Coastal districts from Kenya to North KwaZulu-Natal, extending inland in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 21 September 2008
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 27 - 28. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 288. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Smith, P.P. & Allen,Q. (1995). Common trees, shrubs and grasses of the Luangwa Valley. The Trendrine Press.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press.

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Flora of Malawi: Cordyla africana
Flora of Zambia: Cordyla africana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cordyla africana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cordyla africana
African Plant Database: Cordyla africana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cordyla africana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cordyla africana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cordyla africana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cordyla africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cordyla africana
Plants of the World Online: Cordyla africana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cordyla africana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cordyla africana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127230, retrieved 24 August 2019

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