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Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, side view and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cordia subcordata Lam.
Lamarck, J.B.A.P.Monnet de (1792) Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique 1: 421. Type: Ex insulis Praliniis. Commers. herb..
Cordia orientalis R.Br., Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 498(1810), Type: Australia, R. Brown, v.v.
Cordia; Sea Trumpet
Blaze darkening rapidly on exposure.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range very small, from sea level to about 20 m. Usually restricted to maritime situations both on the mainland and on the offshore islands. Grows in monsoon forest and beach forest. Also occurs on the east coast of Africa, Indian Ocean islands, India, SE Asia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.
This species was very useful in Polynesian life. Its timber was easy to carve into bowls and other items but was prized as a timber for the construction of canoes. (http://www.hawaii-nation.org/canoe/kou.html)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)