Leaves opposite or subopposite, densely reticulate on both surfaces (A G Miller).
There are three Cordia species recorded (A G Miller):
C obovate (leaves alternate, scabrid above)
C obtusa (leaves alternate, glabrous above)
As only C quercifolia has opposite leaves, and I am not aware of other Cordias on Socotra I think it’s sufficient to say this is C quercifolia.
Native range is Dry Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Sri Lanka.
Last Updated on 12 September, 2023 by morten