Genus Cola

Despite the name, the primary flavoring ingredients in a cola drink are sugar, citrus oils , tamarind, cinnamon, vanilla, and an acidic flavorant.

Species in the genus Cola of plants


Cola lizae - This species was first described in 1987 and named after Liz Williamson, a researcher at Lopé.

Cola mossambicensis - The Moçambique cola is a large evergreen forest tree endemic to central Moçambique and Malawi. As with other Cola species the flowers are carried in clusters on old wood and the seed is released when the mature fruits split longitudinally.