African Plant Database

Cola gigantea A. Chev.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 55: 32 (1908) 
Information on the genus : Cola
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cola gigantea A. Chev. var. gigantea
Taxon infra-specific
Cola gigantea var. glabrescens Brenan & Keay (1954)
Cola gigantea A. Chev. var. gigantea
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree 15-50 m, with bole clear to 35 m hight, 1,6 m ?and 5 m in girth, sometimes with long narrow buttresses to 5 m high.
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Ecology : Deciduous and half-deciduous rain-forest; secondary forests; gallery forest; sometimes in ravines and thickets; 900-1070 m alt. and less?; sometimes planted. Confused with C. cordifolia of savanna woodland, in Nigeria, and widely known by this name.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 24 (2007).
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:280 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°175235 modified 2007-01-15
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