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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Botswana.
Combretum aff. elaeagnoides Klotzsch

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small deciduous tree up to 6·5 m. tall, or shrub; bark smooth, grey-brown to silver-grey; branchlets silvery-lepidote, otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or subopposite or rarely 3-verticillate; lamina 3·5–13 x 1–6 cm., chartaceous, narrowly elliptic or oblong-elliptic, densely silvery-lepidote on both surfaces with scales often contiguous especially beneath otherwise usually glabrous except for occasional tufts of hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves beneath, sometimes pubescent or sparsely pilose, apex acute to rounded, base usually somewhat cordate, sometimes distinctly so; lateral nerves 8–13 pairs; petiole 3–10 mm. long, lepidote otherwise glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of rather dense often subcapitate axillary spikes up to 2·5 cm. long, occasionally branched; rhachis densely lepidote otherwise glabrous or puberulous; bracts very small (c. 0·6 mm. long), caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, greenish-yellow, densely lepidote otherwise glabrous or rarely puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 1·5–2·5 x 0·3–0·5 mm., lepidote otherwise glabrous or nearly so; upper receptacle up to 2 x 2 mm., cupuliform or broadly infundibuliform, lepidote otherwise glabrous or rarely puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals very shallowly triangular or merely small teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1·5–3 x 0·9–1·1 mm., narrowly obovate to spathulate, glabrous, apex rounded or obtuse, shortly unguiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 3·5–4·5 mm. long; anthers c. 0·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 0·8–1 mm. in diam., glabrous, rather inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 4·5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 2–3·5 x 1–3·5 cm., subcircular or more rarely broadly elliptic in outline, silvery-lepidote (less densely on the wings), apical peg up to 1 mm. long or absent, wings up to 12 mm. broad, rigid, coriaceous, stipe slender and elongating to 12(15) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Cotyledons
Cotyledons 2, 2–2·5 x 3–3·5 cm., transversely elliptic or subcircular to subreniform; petioles 1–3 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales as for the section.

Native to:

Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Combretum elaeagnoides Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1993 Peters [s.n.], Mozambique K000226510 lectotype
Feb 1, 1992 Son, G. van [28825], Botswana K000489096
McKay, A.D. [1978], Botswana K000489126
Smith, P.A. [2049], Botswana K000489098
Smith, P.A. [2063], Botswana K000489129
Smith, P.A. [2509], Botswana K000489097
Smith, P.A. [2509], Botswana K000489127
Biegel, H. [4007], Botswana K000489124

First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 73 (1861)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. 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.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

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