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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to NW. Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Combretaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Savannah tree, to 35 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
Recognized in the field by the thick leaves which are green and glutinous above, but white, strongly reticulate and hairy beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Petals and filaments cream or yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pale brown.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree or bush up to 3 m. high; bark grey, longitudinally fissured; young branches yellow-brown pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or 3-verticillate; lamina coriaceous, oblong-ovate, ovate or obovate, up to 35 cm. long, 9–13 cm. wide on mature trees (more information is needed to verify these observations), apex obtuse or subacute, base shortly attenuate, margin usually slightly sinuate; upper surface drying olive-brown, subglutinous, glabrescent except for the yellow-brown indumentum on the prominent midrib and lateral nerves; lower surface yellow-brown with light brown venation, venation with white to buff tomentum obscuring the sparse scales in the areoles; midrib, lateral nerves and reticulation strongly prominent beneath, laterals 8–20 pairs; petiole stout, up to 3.5 cm. long, leaving large sunken scars at the swollen nodes of the older branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary clusters of brown tomentose racemes 9–11 cm. long, usually 6 in number, sometimes borne along a short (2–3 cm. long) tomentose axillary shoot.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 2–2.5 mm. long, velutinous-tomentose; upper receptacle cupular, 3–4 mm. long, 3–4 mm. in diameter, pubescence decreasing in density and becoming greyer towards the shallowly triangular sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals broadly obovate, 2–2.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments slender, 5–6 mm. long; anthers 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 2 mm. in diameter, with long-pilose margin free for 0.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style up to 6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit (fig. 4/12, p. 15) oblong-elliptic in outline, 3 cm. long, 2.3 cm. wide, pubescent at first, then glutinous, eventually wings a silky yellow-brown with darker shortly pubescent and glutinous centre; stipe stout, 2–3 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology General Scales
Scales (fig. 2/12, p. 13) 50–65 μ in diameter.
Habitat
Probably wooded grassland; 750–1200 m.
Distribution
U1

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Hepper, N.F. [1427], Nigeria K000232574 holotype
Jan 1, 1991 Heudelot [747], Guinea K000232551 holotype
Jan 1, 1991 Heudelot [747], Guinea K000232552
Jun 1, 1990 Bamps [2481], Mali K000211921
Jan 1, 1975 Schivoner [9], Burkina Faso K000211916
Jan 1, 1975 Schivoner [3], Burkina Faso K000211918
Jan 1, 1975 Schivoner [126], Burkina Faso K000211917
May 17, 1949 Dalziel, J.M. [331], Nigeria K000232573
Prevett, P.F. [5], Nigeria 3801.000
Hepper, N.F. [1427], Nigeria K000232575 holotype
Scott Elliot, G.F. [4772], Sierra Leone K000226271 lectotype
Pfund [239], Sudan K000226453 lectotype
Le Testu, G. [3680], Central African Republic Combretum oubanguense K000226354 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1993 Schweinfurth, G. [2903] Combretum schweinfurthii K000226450 lectotype
Schweinfurth, G. [2903] Combretum schweinfurthii K000226451 Unknown type material
Schweinfurth, G. [2886], Sudan Combretum schweinfurthii K000226452 Unknown type material

First published in Prodr. 3: 21 (1828)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Jongkind, C.C.H. (2014). Notes on African Combretum Loefl. Species (Combretaceae) Adansonia, sér. 3, 36: 315-327.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Combret. des Sav. Bois. A.O.F. 20–24
  • Engl. & Diels Monogr. Afr. Combretac. 49 (excl. Barter 113)
  • Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 108, t. 15, 1–2, incl. var. passargei (Engl. & Diels) Aubrév.
  • —F.T.A. 2: 432, partly

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

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