Cordia subcordata, Fam. Boraginaceae
A tall shrub or small tree, 2-15m high with cream to grey fissured bark.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Broadly egg shaped, heart shaped at the base, sharp point, shiny green, rough, 10-20 x 5-15cm. New growth hairy.
|Flower description:||Orange, trumpet shaped flowers, five to seven broad lobes which are ruffled or crinkled, 3.5-4.5cm in diameter, borne in loose terminal clusters. February to May.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, woody, globular nut, contracted at the top, hard, calyx persistent, 2-3 x 1.5-2.5cm. One to two seed.|
|Habitat:||Coastal dune, open forest.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New Guinea, Malesia, Asia, Africa.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea, Malesia, Asia, Africa.|
|Notes:||An excellent bushy shrub for beachfront planting. Propagate from seed.|
|Information sources:||Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (2022) Cordia subcordata Lam. Plants of the World Online., Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|