Cordia stuhlmannii Gürke

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Common names: Dark-leaved saucer-berry (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Branches angular with prominent leaf scars. Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 3-12 cm long with scattered soft hairs on both surfaces, more densely below; margin finely toothed or crenate; petiole with appressed hairs, grooved. Flowers in terminal heads, yellowish, densely hairy in the corolla throat, calyx and stalks covered in hairs. Fruit unknown.
Notes: Endemic to central Mozambique. This is a little-known and seldom recorded species.
Derivation of specific name: stuhlmannii: named after Franz Ernst Stuhlmann, one time Acting Governor of Tanganyika and an avid collector of plants.
Habitat: Occurring in thickets on sandy soils or termite mounds.
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Worldwide distribution: Central Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Endemic
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 824. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 82.

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 66 - 67.

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

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: Species information: Cordia stuhlmannii., retrieved 6 June 2023

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