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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Cola:

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Flora of Malawi: Cola
Flora of Mozambique: Cola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cola
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cola

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cola

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cola.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=956, retrieved 11 December 2019

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