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

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

Morphology General Habit
Scandent shrub up to 3·5 m. high; branchlets purplish-brown, pubescent at first later glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina up to 10 x 4 cm., chartaceous, obovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic, papillose on both surfaces otherwise glabrous except for tufts of hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves beneath, shortly acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base; lateral nerves 5–6 pairs; petiole up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of elongated terminal and axillary spikes up to 10 cm. long; rhachis rather sparsely pubescent and ± glabrescent; bracteoles 4 mm. long, linear-elliptic, glabrous, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers reddish, subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 3 mm. long, puberulous or glabrous; upper receptacle 8 x 3–4·5 mm., cylindric-infundibuliform, glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals caudate-acuminate, equalling or slightly exceeding the sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3–4 x 1–1-·5 mm., elliptic, apex acute, base truncate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments c. 12 mm. long; anthers 1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 2–2·5 mm. in diam., margin pilose, not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 15 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1·5 x 1·2 cm., elliptic in outline, glabrous, apical peg absent, wings 5 mm. broad, stipe short (up to 2 mm.).

Native to:

Mozambique

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2014 Luke, W.R.Q. [9871], Mozambique K000812458

First published in F.de A.Mendonça, Contr. Conhec. Fl. Mocamb. 2: 130 (1954)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0