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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan and N. Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scandent shrub or forest liane
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle greyish-red or red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts greyish-red or red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow to red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits red at first then pale brown.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Zaïre

Combretum platypterum (Welw.) Hutch. & Dalziel appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2010 Luke [12507], Congo K000566716
Jan 1, 1961 Welwitsch [1752], Angola K000226576 Unknown type material
Latilo [31852], Nigeria 12250.000
Rowland [s.n.], Nigeria K000232585
Barter [1657], Nigeria K000232605 lectotype
Schweinfurth, G. [3555], Congo K000226369
Mann, G. [s.n.], Gabon K000226370 Unknown type material
Mann, G. [s.n.], Gabon K000226371 Unknown type material
Soyaux, H. [108], Gabon K000226372
Soyaux, H. [158], Gabon K000226373
Zenker, G.A. [928], Cameroon K000226374
Zenker [149], Cameroon K000226375
Schweinfurth, G. [3700], Sudan K000226428
Schweinfurth, G. [3700], Sudan K000226429
Maitland, T.D. [1405], Cameroon K000050821

First published in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1: 220 (1927)

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.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Liben, L. (1968). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Combretaceae: 1-105. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 220 (1927)
  • Kew Bull. 1928: 224.

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