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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Semi-scandent shrub or ?tree.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina papyraceous, oblong-elliptic, up to 15 cm. long and 6 cm. wide (possibly longer and 7 cm. wide according to one leaf fragment), apex acuminate, base cordate, glabrous except for the scales, densely lepidote; scales golden-reddish, not contiguous; lateral nerves 8–14, rather prominent beneath; petiole ± 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, simple or compound, ± 1.5 cm. long, hemispherical in outline; peduncle up to 1 cm. long, densely lepidote.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish, fragrant.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle ± 2 mm. long; upper receptacle infundibuliform, 5–6 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, densely lepidote but otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals deltate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals elliptic, 1.5 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, clawed, shortly ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments ± 4.5 mm. long; anthers 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit not seen.
Morphology General Scales
Scales (fig. 2/23, p. 13) as for other members of the section.
Habitat
Forest margins; 50–170 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7 T3 T6

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Combretum chionanthoides Engl. & Diels appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 3: 79 (1899)

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

  • Engl. & Diels in Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 3: 79, t. 24/C (1899).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 135 (1949).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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