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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africva.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scandent evergreen shrub or liane climbing up to 30 m.; branchlets at first fuscous-pubescent, becoming glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina up to 14 x 5·5 cm., coriaceous, oblong to oblong-elliptic, glabrous or nearly so except for tufts of hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves beneath and rather inconspicuously lepidote, apex slightly and rather bluntly acuminate, base obtuse to rounded; lateral nerves 5–6(8) pairs, rather broadly spaced; petiole up to 9 mm. long, rather stout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of short crowded axillary or terminal spikes sometimes branched by suppression of the upper leaves, c. 1 cm. long on peduncles c. 6 mm. long; rhachis fuscous-pubescent; bracts caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers cream.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 1·5–2 mm. long, tomentose; upper receptacle 3 x 2 mm., elongate-campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 1 x 1·2 mm., deltate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 2–3 x 0·9 mm., spathulate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments up to 7·5 mm. long, 1-seriately inserted at or very slightly above the margin of the disk; anthers 0·9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 2 mm. in diam., with pilose not free margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 4-winged, 2·8(3·5) x 2·5 cm., obovate to obovate-elliptic or subcircular, glutinous (especially when young), pilose to sparsely pilose, apex emarginate, apical peg absent or very short, wings up to 11 mm. broad, stipe up to 16 mm. long, slender, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Cotyledons
Cotyledons unknown.
Morphology General Scales
Scales 40–60µ. in diam., some with up to 16 primary walls.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scandent evergreen shrub; branches at first fuscous pubescent, becoming glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina coriaceous, oblong to oblong-elliptic, up to 14 cm. long, 5.5 cm. wide, apex slightly and rather bluntly acuminate, base obtuse to rounded, glabrous or nearly so except for tufts of hairs in the axils of the nerves beneath and rather inconspicuously lepidote; lateral nerves 5–6 pairs, rather broadly spaced; petiole up to 9 mm. long, rather stout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of short crowded axillary or terminal spikes sometimes branched by suppression of the upper leaves, ± 1 cm. long on peduncles ± 6 mm. long; rhachis fuscous pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers cream.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle tomentose; upper receptacle elongate-campanulate, 3 mm. long, 2 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals deltate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals spathulate, 2–2.2 mm. long, 0.9 mm. wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 4.5–5 mm. long, 1-seriate, at or very near the margin of the disk; anthers 0.9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk-margin pilose, not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Germination
Cotyledons unknown.
Morphology General Scales
Scales (fig. 2/19, p. 13) 40–60 μ in diameter, some with up to 16 primary walls.
Habitat
Lowland rain- and dry evergreen forest; 350–1400 m.
Distribution
T3 T6

Doubtfully present in:

Zimbabwe

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1966 Buchanan, J., C.M.G. [382], Malawi K000226682 Unknown type material

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 3: 75 (1899)

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.
  • 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

  • Engl. & Diels in Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 3: 75, t. 22/E (1899).
  • Exell in Kirkia 7: 198 (1970).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 134 (1949).
  • Liben in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 35: 179 (1965)
  • Liben in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Combr.: 62 (1968).

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