Cordia goetzei Gürke

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Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road nr 3 near junction road nr 1, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road nr 3 near junction road nr 1, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road nr 3 near junction road nr 1, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road 11, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between gates, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between gates, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between gates, Gorongosa National Park

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Cordia goetzei

Picture: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

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Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or small tree. Stems and branches distinctly angled and fluted; bark smooth, blue-grey with large parts peeling off to reveal dove-grey underbark; young trees smooth, greenish-grey. Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, 5-12 cm long, hairless when mature, midrib and petiole grooved; base often asymmetric; margin entire. Flowers in terminal or axillary heads, white to creamy-yellow, funnel-shaped, c. 6 mm in diameter. Fruit ovoid-conical with a sharp point, 1.5 cm long, cupped in the toothed calyx, orange when ripe.
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Notes:
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: In riverine fringes, woodland, thickets, usually near water courses.
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Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: South Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 823. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 30.

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 62 - 64. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Cordia goetzei
Flora of Mozambique: Cordia goetzei
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cordia goetzei

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cordia goetzei
African Plant Database: Cordia goetzei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cordia goetzei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cordia goetzei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cordia goetzei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cordia goetzei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cordia goetzei
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cordia goetzei
iNaturalist: Cordia goetzei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cordia goetzei
JSTOR Plant Science: Cordia goetzei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cordia goetzei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cordia goetzei
Plants of the World Online: Cordia goetzei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cordia goetzei
Tropicos: Cordia goetzei
Wikipedia: Cordia goetzei


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: Species information: Cordia goetzei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148200, retrieved 11 December 2019

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