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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Deciduous scandent shrub up to 2–4 m. high or more rarely a small tree up to 5 m.; bark light-grey to blackish; branchlets reddish-brown, slender, at first minutely pubescent, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina up to 6 x 3 cm., papyraceous to chartaceous, elliptic to broadly elliptic, pubescent when very young but usually soon glabrescent except for pubescence on the midrib above, domatia and scales, lepidote (sometimes rather inconspicuously) on the lower surface, apex acuminate, base rounded; lateral nerves 3–5 pairs, arcuate; petiole up to 5 mm. long, slender.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary spikes 2·5–9 cm. long; rhachis slender, pubescent or glabrous; bracts 0·8–2 mm. long, somewhat persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pinkish or greenish or pale-yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Lower receptacle with a part containing the ovary c. 1 mm. long produced into a more slender portion 0·5–1 mm. long on which the calyx-tube is borne somewhat obliquely.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube 1 x 0·4–0·7 mm., shallowly campanulate, pubescent; lobes (sepals) 0·3 x 0·8 mm., rounded, reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1 x 0·4–0·7 mm., ovate to broadly elliptic or narrowly elliptic, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 0·6 mm. long; anthers 0·7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk c. 1·7 mm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1·2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit reddish-brown, up to 1·3 x 1·3 cm., subcircular to broadly obovate in outline, glabrous, apical peg less than 0–5 mm. long, wings up to 5 mm. broad, stipe 0·5–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Cotyledons
Cotyledons (known only in subsp. australis) 10–12 x 15–17 mm. with petioles 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales as for the section.
Note
The slender stalk-like region between the ovary and the campanulate calyx-tube is usually rather more pronounced than in the specimen (Angus 708) figured by Exell and Stace (loc. cit.). The fruit in that plate is of subsp. australis.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Combretum tetrandrum Exell appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 77: 172 (1939)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Meiostemon tetrandrus.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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