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This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to NW. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree 5–6 m. high or sometimes scrambling; branchlets tomentose and rufous-lepidote.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or 3-verticillate; lamina up to 8 x 4·5–5 cm., elliptic or oblong-elliptic, densely to sparsely pubescent above and beneath, sometimes with tufts of hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves beneath, silvery- or golden-lepidote, densely so beneath with contiguous scales, apex and base rounded; lateral nerves 5–10 pairs; petiole 2–7 mm. long, tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary (rarely terminal) spikes 2–6 cm. long (including the peduncle).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, yellowish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle up to 3 mm. long, pubescent and lepidote, somewhat constricted towards the apex; upper receptacle 3·5–5·5 x 2·5–3·5 mm., infundibuliform, densely pubescent and lepidote.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 1–5 x 1·5 mm., deltate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals up to 4 x 2 mm., obovate to spathulate, emarginate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 8–10 mm. long; anthers 0·6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk c. 2 mm. in diam., without free margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 7–8·5 mm. long, pilose, not expanded at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to 3 x 2·8 cm., subcircular in outline, somewhat emarginate at the apex and cordate at the base, lepidote otherwise glabrous, apical peg absent, wings up to 10 mm. broad, stipe 5–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Cotyledons
Cotyledons unknown.
Morphology General Scales
Scales dense, conspicuous, as for the section.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia

Combretum aureonitens Engl. & Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1961 Baum, H. [982], Angola K000226613
Jan 1, 1961 Baum, H. [53], Angola K000226614
Jan 1, 1961 Baum, H. [113], Angola K000226615

First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 315 (1903)

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.

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