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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody climber or shrub ± 2 m. high; branchlets at first tomentose but soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subopposite; lamina membranous (at least when young), broadly elliptic, up to 19 cm. long and 12.5 cm. wide (fide Exell—all 3 sheets at Kew are leafless), densely minutely glandular above, tomentose to densely pilose beneath, apex rounded or acuminate or apiculate, base subcordate to cordate; lateral nerves 7–10 pairs; petiole up to 8 mm. long, tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of lateral spikes 4–7 cm. long, often in the axils of fallen leaves; rhachis tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers reddish purple or salmon-red, 4-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 5 mm. long, densely pilose; upper receptacle campanulate or infundibuliform, slightly constricted above the part containing the disk, 12 mm. long, 3–6 mm. in diameter, sericeous-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broadly triangular, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-spathulate or oblong-elliptic, 4–5.5 mm. long, 1–1.7 mm. wide, pubescent outside, glabrous inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 18–22 mm. long, 2-seriate; anthers red, 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 2–3 mm. in diameter, glabrous except for a pilose margin, which is not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style ± 26 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 4-winged, elliptic in outline, 3.5–5 cm. long, 2.5–3 cm. wide, apex and base truncate velutinous; apical peg up to 1 mm. long; wings up to 10 mm. wide; stipe up to 10 mm. long.
Habitat
Deciduous thicket; ± 500 m.
Distribution
T8

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody climber or shrub c. 2 m. high; branchlets at first tomentose but soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subopposite; lamina up to 19 x 12·5 cm., membranous (at least when young), broadly elliptic, densely minutely glandular above, tomentose to densely pilose beneath, apex rounded or acuminate or apiculate, base subcordate to cordate; lateral nerves 7–10 pairs; petiole up to 8 mm. long, tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of lateral spikes 4–7 cm. long, often in the axils of fallen leaves; rhachis tomentose; bracts caducous (not seen).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers reddish-purple or salmon-red, 4-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle c. 5 x 1·5 mm., densely pilose; upper receptacle 12 x 3–6 mm., campanulate or infundibuliform, slightly constricted above the part containing the disk, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 2–2·5 x 2·5 mm., broadly triangular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals purple, 4–5 x 1–1·5 mm., oblong-spathulate or oblong-elliptic, pubescent outside glabrous inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8, 2-seriate with filaments 18–22 mm. long; anthers red, 1·5 x 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 2–3 mm. in diam., glabrous, pilose margin not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 2·6 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 4-winged, c. 3·5(5) x 2·5(3) cm., elliptic or elliptic-oblong in outline, apex and base truncate, velutinous, apical peg less than 1 mm, long, wings up to 10 mm. broad, stipe up to 7(10) mm. long.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Combretum andradae Exell & J.G.García appears in other Kew resources:

First published in F.de A.Mendonça, Contr. Conhec. Fl. Mocamb. 2: 132 (1954)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Combretaceae: 1-99.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Exell & Garcia in Contr. Conhec. Fl. Moçamb. 2: 132, t. 11 (1954) [figs. C & D should be × 1, not × 2].
  • Exell in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 42: 6 (1968)
  • Exell, Kirkia 7: 218 (1970).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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