Cordia sp.

a possible Cordia sp. by Michael Plagens

Photographed near Eldoret, Kenya. January 2012.

LEAVES: Large and broadly elyptic leaves are rough textured and strongly scented. Opposite on the stems.

SHRUB: The observed specimen was about a meter tall with several woody stems. inflorescence with fruit of a Cordia photo © Michael Plagens

FLOWERS: The flowers are white, with five united petals, five stamens, and clustered into head-like clusters.

RANGE: Several species of this genus are found in Kenya.

FRUIT: The fruits globose and berry like - these harden and split open revealing usually one hard seed.


Boraginaceae -- Forget-me-not Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 19 October 2012,
updated 4 January 2015