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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 4 m high, or climber
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; blade oblong-elliptic, up to 14.5 x 6.5 cm, acuminate at the apex, subglabrous and with inconspicuous scales when mature; petiole up to 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4-merous, yellow, in subcapitate axillary spikes on 1–1.5 cm long peduncles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle c. 1.5 mm long, upper 1.5–2.5 mm long, campanulate, covered with scales, otherwise glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 1.5 mm long, obovate, ciliate at apex; filaments 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 4-angled or very narrowly 4-winged, 1.3–2.5 cm long, oblong or ovate in outline, glabrous or rarely pubescent, very shortly stipitate or subsessile.
Distribution
S3; Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique
Ecology
Altitude range 30–80 m.

Native to:

Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

Combretum illairii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 13, 1969 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1248], Tanzania K000226484 isotype
Sep 8, 1969 Holst, C. [2221], Tanzania K000226485 Unknown type material
Jun 1, 1893 Holst, C. [3078], Tanzania K000226486 syntype

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 289 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jongkind, C.C.H. (2014). Notes on African Combretum Loefl. Species (Combretaceae) Adansonia, sér. 3, 36: 315-327.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Combretaceae: 1-99.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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