Cordia myxa

Cordia myxa


Boraginaceae



Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Grassland


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)

L.


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

Savanna tree. Leaves simple, alternate, no stipules, rough to the touch. Petiole medium; blade bigger than 8 cm, rounded – ovate, mucronate; fruits 1.5 – 2 cm.

Cordia millenii

Cordia millenii


Boraginaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Least Concern


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

-


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Medium-sized tree of secondary dry forests, often planted in villages. Big, simple, alternate, more or less clustered, nearly round leaves, rounded at the top, rounded – cordate at base; distinctly tri-nerved with a lax scalariform venation. Blade coarsely hairy below. Slash sponghy-fibrous with high bark rays, rapidly discolouring. Flowers white; fruits 2 – 5 cm long, with persistent calyx.

Rotula aquatica

Rotula aquatica


Boraginaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Fresh Water


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Lour.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 318


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Ehretia cymosa

Ehretia cymosa


Boraginaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Thonning


Rank

var.


Taxon

cymosa


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 318


Vouchers

de Koning 481 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Cordia vignei

Cordia vignei


Boraginaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Hutch. & Dalziel


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 320


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small to medium sized dry forest or savanna tree. Leaves narrow-oblong, with a 5 mm long petiole, 7 – 15 x 3 – 5 cm, with 5 – 8 pairs of laterals. Margin often irregularly eaten.

Heliotropium indicum

Heliotropium indicum


Boraginaceae


Habit

Herb


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Cultivated Areas


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

L.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 321


Vouchers

Jansen 1236 (MO, WAG); Jansen 2524 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Cordia platythyrsa

Cordia platythyrsa


Boraginaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Baker


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 321


Vouchers

Harley 1491 (K); Jongkind 9248 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

This tree has a characteristic stem when young, sweeping upwards in gentle curves, changing direction at persistent branch whorls; this gives the older tree an irregular, wavy bole. C.g.i. a tree of 30 m high and over 100 cm Ø. Tree often low-branched. Tree often planted because the wood is used to make drums and for carving. (Note: a smaller Cordia species, C. millenii is also often found planted in or near villages). Leaf blade cordate, 15 – 20 (25)x 10 – 15 cm, 3-nerved at base, about 3 pairs of laterals; venation lax-scalariform. Slash thick, soft-fibrous, often contoured, easily peeled, the peeled strips with lens-shaped pores (where the wood/bark-rays were), white to yellowish or orange. Slash discolours quickly into dirty greyish white. Many Annonaceous trees have similar pores in bark strips. See also PROTA database.