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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scrambler or shrub up to c. 1·2 m. high, leafless when flowering; branchlets coarsely tomentose when young.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; lamina 4–5 x 2·5 cm., ovate, tomentose, acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base; lateral nerves 6–7 pairs; petiole 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of dense abbreviated subsessile lateral spikes up to 2·5 cm. long; rhachis coarsely tomentose with black stipitate glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink to reddish-yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle c. 3 mm. long, very densely sericeous-pilose; upper receptacle up to 12 mm. long, 2–2·5 mm. wide at the base and up to 4 mm. wide at the apex, tubular to infundibuliform, sericeous-pilose, scarcely constricted but somewhat expanded at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals up to 4-·5 mm. long, very narrowly triangular, with black stipitate glands (sometimes sparse) up to 0·8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–5 x 1·5 mm., narrowly elliptic, densely pilose, not exceeding the sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 14–20 mm. long; anthers orange-red, 0·9–1·1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk rather fleshy, 2 mm. in diam., margin pilose, not free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 18–20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to 4·5 x 4 cm., subcircular to oblong in outline, densely pubescent and with black stipitate glands up to 0·8 mm. long, apical peg absent, wings c. 10 mm. broad, chartaceous, decurrent into the stipe, stipe up to 5 mm. long.

Native to:

Zambia

Combretum mweroense Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1966 Carson [37] K000226598 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 290 (1895)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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