Cordia polycephala (Lam.) I.M.Johnst.

Black Sage

Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Cordia

Category: Vine

Zones: Tropical?


Climbing vine. Leaves alternate, simple, to 6" long, serrated margin, dark green above, yellow green below. White funnel-shaped flowers. Red drupes.


Published in J. Arnold. Arbor. 16: 33 in 1935.

Basionym Varronia polycephala Lam.

Synonym Varronia monosperma Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 18 t. 39 in 1797.

Native to South America and the Caribbean.


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