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Taxon: Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.

Genus: Cola
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Sterculioideae. Also placed in: Sterculiaceae
Nomen number: 101905
Place of publication: Melet. bot. 33. 1832
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Nov-1994
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • abata cola   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • cola   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • colatree   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • goora-nut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • kola   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • kolatier sauvage   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Cola-Pflanze   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • Kolabaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Kolanuß   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • coleira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • colateira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • gorra   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • noz-de-cola   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • colatero   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • abata-kola   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Nigeria; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola

References:

  • Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Keay, R. W. J. et al. 1960–1964. Nigerian trees.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Rosengarten, F. 1984. The book of edible nuts.
  • Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  • Vossen, H. A. M. van der & M. Wessel, eds. 2000. Stimulants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 16:78–79.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Check other web resources for Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?101905 (22 December 2014)

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