Cordia macrophylla Vahl ex Griseb.
Cordia toqueve Sieber ex Griseb.
Gerascanthus sulcatus (A.DC.) Borhidi
Common Name: White Manjack
Cordia sulcata is a deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown of a few, widely forked and often nearly horizontal branches; it can grow 6 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 45cm or more in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It has been planted along highways to provide shade and ornament[
The population of Cordia sulcata is not known to be subject to any decline. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2014)[
Caribbean - Tobago to Cuba.
Moist forests at all elevations, favouring forest edges and the more open, secondary formations[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in an open position[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the fruits of most Cordia species are comprised of a thin to fairly thick layer of pulpy, sweetish-tasting flesh surrounding a single seed and are more or less edible[
], (though some are known to cause gastric disturbances).
The light brown wood is soft, moderately light in weight, not very durable. Easily worked, it is classed mainly as roundwood, though it has sometimes been used in cooperage[
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