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.

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