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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub, sometimes scandent, up to 10 m. high; branchlets greyish or reddish, pubescent when young but soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or subopposite, sometimes on short shoots in the axils of old leaves; lamina subcoriaceous, oblong-elliptic to obovate, up to 8.5 cm. long and 4 cm. wide, apex rounded or acuminate, base rounded to subcordate, almost glabrous when mature; lateral nerves 6–7 pairs; petiole up to 5 mm. long, often forming a blunt spinal process.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of terminal and lateral spikes up to 10 cm. long; rhachis with dense macroscopic glandular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, pink or yellowish red, generally appearing before the new leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle glandular, ± 5 mm. long; upper receptacle with broadly infundibuliform upper part, lower part surrounding the disk subglobose, slightly constricted between the 2 parts, (4–)6–10 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. in diameter, with dense macroscopic glandular hairs present but otherwise nearly glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals triangular, 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 7–9 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 18–19 mm. long; anthers 1.8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk glabrous except for pilose margin, which is not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit (fig. 7/41, p. 51) 5-winged, elliptic or ovate-elliptic or broadly elliptic in outline, 3 cm. long, 2.5 cm. wide, glabrous, somewhat glutinous; apical peg ± 0.5 mm. long; wings up to 10 mm. wide; stipe 2–3 mm. long.
Habitat
Very common in grassland (Semsei in F.H. 2865), no further information available; 500–600 m.
Distribution
T6

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 10 m. high, sometimes scandent; branchlets pale or reddish, pubescent when young but soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina up to 8·5 x 4 cm., subcoriaceous, oblong-elliptic, almost glabrous when mature, apex rounded or acuminate, base obtuse or rounded; lateral nerves 6–7 pairs, rather prominent beneath; reticulation prominent above; petiole up to 5 mm. long forming a curved spine when the plant is scandent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of lateral or terminal spikes up to c. 10 cm. long; rhachis with dense macroscopic glands; bracts 3 x 1 mm., narrowly elliptic, with stalked glands, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white (fide Chase) or pinkish, 5-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 4–7 mm. long, glandular; upper receptacle 4–6 x 3–4·5 mm., basal part (surrounding the disk) subglobose, upper part campanulate-infundibuliform, slightly constricted between the two parts, densely glandular but otherwise nearly glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 2·5 x 2 mm., triangular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals (4)9 x 2–2·5 mm., unguiculate, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments (6)18–19 mm. long; anthers 1·8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk 2·5 mm. in diam., with pilose margin not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style (6)20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 5-winged, c. 3 x 2–2·5 cm., elliptic or ovate-elliptic or broadly elliptic in outline, glabrous, somewhat glutinous, apical peg c. 0·5 mm. long, stipe 2–3 mm. long, wings up to 9 mm. broad.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2014 Luke, W.R.Q. [3722], Tanzania K000812462
Jul 1, 1993 Goetze [72], Tanzania K000226557 lectotype

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 3: 96 (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.
  • 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: 97 (1899).
  • Exell in Kirkia 7: 221 (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).

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