African Plant Database

Cola nitida (Vent.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Meletem. 33. (1832)
Information on the genus : Cola
Basionym : Sterculia nitida Vent.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sterculia nitida Vent.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cola astrophora Warb. (1902)
=Cola vera K. Schum. (1900)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 9-12-25 m, with trunk unbranched near the base and buttressed when old, 50 cm .
Ecology : Forest; farmbush and around villages. Native only as far east as Ghana; introduced elsewhere (grown for kola nuts). – Not mapped. Fernando Poo (Bioko). ADEBOLA, P. O. (2000). See under C. acuminata.
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Record n°120923 modified 2007-03-30
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