Here is a key for distinguishing the species
1. Corolla white……….2
2. Fruiting calyx not ribbed……3
3. Filament hairy at base; Fruit up to 2.5 cm……..C. dichotoma
3. Filament glabrous; Fruit up to 1.2 cm long…….C. sinensis
2. Fruiting calyx ribbed …..C. domestica
1. Corolla orange……..4
4. Leaves rough; Ripe fruit white…..C. Sebestena
4. Leaves not rough; Ripe fruit brown……C. subcordata
Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :
Cordia dichotoma Forster. f.
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehren. ex Asch. (syn. of Cordia sinensis)
Cordia macleodii (Griff.) Hook. f. & Thoms.
Cordia myxa L.
Cordia sebestena L.
Cordia vestita (DC.) Hook. f. & Thorns.
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett
(Cordia octandra A.DC.- Kerala)
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000- Details with Keys–
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 5.1.14 :
I have updated eFI page on Cordia
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
Any comments are welcome.
Re: completed insertion of images of identified species of Cordia : 1 post by 1 author.
Cordia page (Boraginaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.