Cordia subcordata Lam.
Lamarck, J.B.A.P.Monnet de (1792) Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique 1 : 421. Type: Ex insulis Praliniis. Commers. herb.
Cordia; Sea Trumpet
Blaze darkening rapidly on exposure.
Fruiting calyx usually entirely enclosing the fruit. Fruit about 3 cm long.
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range very small, from sea level to about 20 m. Usually restricted to maritime situations both on the mainland and on the offshore islands. Grows in monsoon forest and beach forest. Also occurs on the east coast of Africa, Indian Ocean islands, India, SE Asia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.
This species was very useful in Polynesian life. Its timber was easy to carve into bowls and other items but was prized as a timber for the construction of canoes.