Cordia lineata Roem. & Schult.
Cordia linnaei Stearn
Cordia ulmifolia lineata A.DC.
Lithocardium hermanniifolium Kuntze
Varronia lineata L.
Varronia linnaei is a shrub growing up to 4 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
S. America - Colombia; C. America - Panama, Nicaragua, Beliza, Guatemala; Caribbean - Cuba to the Leeward Islands; N. America - Mexico
Moist to wet forests; at elevations up to 900 metres[
The red drupaceous fruit is 3 - 5mm long, 2.5 - 5mm wide[
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the fruits of most Cordia (Varronia) 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).
A decoction of the leaves is used to treat liver ailments and fevers[
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