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Cordia sebestena L.

Synonyms

Cordia juglandifolia, Cordia laevis, Sebesten sebestena

Common names

Siricote, scarlet cordia

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Cordia sebestena is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae, that is native to the American tropics. It ranges from southern Florida in the United States and The Bahamas southwards throughout Central America and the Greater Antilles. Common names include siricote or kopté (Mayan) in 19th Century northern Yucatán, scarlet cordia on Jamaica, and Geiger tree (after Key West wrecker John Geiger) in Florida.

LinkBlooming siricote tree (Cordia sebestena) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 24, 2016
Location on mapsMeshrif St, Doha, Qatar
LinkOrange flowers of siricote tree (Cordia sebestena) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 24, 2016
Location on mapsMeshrif St, Doha, Qatar

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