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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to S. Africa.

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

Morphology General Habit
A deciduous scandent or ± prostrate shrub; bark grey-brown or creamy-brown; branchlets tomentose when young and usually only tardily glabrescent, often pale.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina usually up to c. 4·5 x 4 cm. and subcircular but sometimes up to 11 x 6 cm. and varying from ovate-oblong to obovate-oblong, chartaceous, usually greyish- or fulvous-tomentose when young and retaining some indumentum but sometimes glabrescent, apex usually rounded and often apiculate, base usually subcordate; lateral nerves 5·6 pairs; petiole up to 16 mm. long forming a spine.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of large leafy or leafless terminal and axillary panicles; rhachis tomentose; bracts c. 2 mm. long, often transitional to small inflorescence-leaves which are in turn transitional to normal foliage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4-merous, sessile or nearly so, red (due to red petals and stamens).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle 3·5–4·5 mm. long, somewhat constricted above and below the ovary, densely greyish- or fulvous-pubescent; upper receptacle 2·5–3·5 x 1·5–3 mm., usually greyish- or silvery-sericeous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals up to 0·9 x 1·2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals red, 2–2·5 x 2 mm., subcircular, usually overlapping and connivent, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 10–13 mm. long; 0·9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 8–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk rather inconspicuous, without a free margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit usually as in C. paniculatum (normally c. 2 x 2 cm.) but occasionally up to c. 5 x 3·3 cm.

Native to:

Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Combretum microphyllum Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 74 (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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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