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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Northern Prov.

[FTEA]

Combretaceae, G. E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1973

Morphology General Habit
Slender-stemmed climber or scandent shrub.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina papyraceous, elliptic or broadly elliptic, up to 7 cm. long, 3.5 cm. wide, apex acuminate and slightly mucronate, base rounded, nerves on both surfaces rather sparsely pubescent to pilose, sparsely pilose on the areoles beneath, densely ciliate on the margin, rather inconspicuously lepidote; lateral nerves 5–6 pairs; petiole up to 1.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of unbranched axillary spikes up to 7 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle glabrous or nearly so; upper receptacle broadly campanulate, ± 1.5 mm. in diameter, 2 mm. long, sparsely and rather inconspicuously lepidote, otherwise glabrous or nearly so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals scarcely developed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals subcircular, shortly clawed, 1 mm. long and wide, apex ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 5 mm. long; anthers 0.5–0.6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk with short free pilose margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit (fig. 5/16, p. 16) subcircular in outline, up to 2.5 cm. long, 2.7 cm. wide, greenish yellow; wings sometimes red, ± 10 mm. broad, glutinous, ± glabrous except for scales; apical peg short or absent; stipe up to 7 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales (fig. 2/16, p. 13) 50–90(–100) μ in diameter, usually 8-celled with additional tangential and/or radial walls.
Habitat
Riverine forest and thicket, sometimes on termite mounds; 1200–1500 m.
Distribution
T4 T5

[FZ]

Combretaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Deciduous slender-stemmed climber or scrambling shrub; branchlets tomentose at first, soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina up to 7 x 3·5 cm., papyraceous, elliptic or broadly elliptic, rather sparsely pubescent to pilose on the principal nerves on both surfaces and sparsely pilose on the areolae below, densely ciliate on the margin, rather inconspicuously lepidote, apex acuminate and slightly mucronate, base rounded; lateral nerves 5–6 pairs; petiole up to 1·5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of unbranched axillary spikes up to 3 cm. long; rhachis pubescent; bracts caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 1–2 mm. long, glabrous or nearly so; upper receptacle c. 1·5 x 2 mm., broadly campanulate, sparsely and rather inconspicuously lepidote otherwise glabrous or nearly so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals scarcely developed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1 x 1 mm., subcircular, ciliate at the apex, shortly unguiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 5 mm. long, inserted at or near the margin of the disk; anthers 0·5–0·6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk c. 1 mm. in diam. with short free pilose margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3–4 mm. long, not expanded at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit greenish-yellow sometimes with red wings, up to 2·5 x 2·7 cm., subcircular in outline, glutinous, ± glabrous (except for scales), rather inconspicuously lepidote, apical peg very short (up to 0·5 mm. long) or absent, wings c. 10 mm. broad, stipe up to 7 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales 50–90(100)µ in diam., usually 8-celled with additional tangential and/or radial walls.
Note
Seedlings unknown.

Native to:

Angola, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Combretum acutifolium Exell appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 71(Suppl. 1): 232 (1933)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Liben, L. (1968). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Combretaceae: 1-105. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Combretaceae: 1-99.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Exell in Journal of Botany 71, Suppl.: 232 (1933).
  • Exell in Kirkia 7: 195 (1970).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 286 (1962).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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