Cordia alliodora (Ruiz & Pav.) Oken
  • Allg. Naturgesch.


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General Information

Cordia alliodora (Ruiz & Pav.) Oken, Allg. Naturgesch. 2: 1098. 1841; Cerdana alliodora Ruiz & Pav.

Arboles hasta 20 (–25) m de alto, ramitas terminando en domacios obovoides, estrellado-pubescentes cuando jóvenes; plantas hermafroditas. Hojas deciduas, elípticas a angostamente elípticas, 5.2–17 cm de largo y 2–6.6 cm de ancho, ápice acuminado o agudo, base aguda a obtusa, escasa a densamente estrellado-pubescentes en la haz; pecíolos (5–) 8–28 (–35) mm de largo. Inflorescencias terminales, paniculadas, hasta 25 (–30) cm de ancho, pedicelos hasta 1.5 mm de largo y en forma de espuelas; cáliz tubular, 4.5–5.5 mm de largo, 10-acostillado y estrellado-pubescente; corola marcescente, 9.5–12 mm de largo, blanca, (4–) 5 (–6)-lobada, los lobos oblongos y 5–7 mm de largo; estambres (4–) 5 (–6), los filamentos 9–12 mm de largo, escasamente pubescentes en el punto de inserción, las anteras oblongas y 1.5–2 mm de largo; ovario ovoide a muy ampliamente ovoide, estilo 4.5–6.5 mm de largo, estigmas claviformes. Fruto seco, elipsoide, 5–7 mm de largo, de paredes delgadas y fibrosas, envuelto por la corola y el cáliz persistentes.

Común, en todas las zonas del país; 0–1100 m; fl y fr dic–abr; Neill 1601, Sandino 4834; México a Sudamérica, también en las Antillas. Es muy apreciada como especie maderable y cultivada con este propósito en Centroamérica. "Laurel".

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    Trees, to 20 m, stems and branches with stellate hairs, nodes swollen and inhabited by ants. Leaves alternate, ovate-elliptic, occasionally ovate, entire, acute or acute-mucronate, the bases obtuse or oblique, to 18 cm long and 8 cm wide, sparsely to densely covered with stellate hairs, especially on the undersurface; petioles to ca 3.5 cm long. Inflorescences irregular cymes, spreading and loose, or sometimes compacted, the primary panicles to 18-20 cm long. Flowers perfect, + sessile or with pedicels to ca 1 mm long; calyx tubular, ca 4-5 mm long, densely soft-pubescent, ca 10-ribbed and with 5 small teeth; corolla-tube cylindrical, ca 3 mm long, lobes 5, spreading, each ca 5-6 mm long, white to cream, somewhat hirsute at the throat, + persistent; stamens 5 (rarely more), borne at the corolla throat, the filaments ca 5-6 mm long at maturity, each with a hooked fimbriolate base, the anthers ca 1.5-1.8 mm long; ovary cylindrical, ca 1 mm long, ribbed or wrinkled, the style elongate, 3-4 mm long, the stigmas 4, as a result of 2 divisions, each less than 1 mm long. Fruit cylindrical, not drupaceous, the pericarp fibrous and chartaceous, ca 5-6 mm long.

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    Habit

    Trees

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    Distribution

    Widely distributed in tropical America.

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