Combretum celastroides Welw. ex M.A. Lawson
subsp. celastroides

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Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 4, Katombora, Zambezi

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Drawing showing characteristics forCombretum celastroides
Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Lake Tanganyika, Sumbu
Jan 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Lake Tanganyika, Ndole Bay
Jan 1992
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Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Conservation Lower Zambezi
Apr 2009
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Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Victoria Falls
May 1997
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Combretum patelliforme Engl. & Diels
Common names:
Status: Native
Deciduous straggling shrub or sometimes a climbing liane. Leaves opposite or subopposite, elliptic to broadly ovate, thinly textured, finely velvety below, turning red to plum-coloured in autumn. Flowers greenish-yellow in sparse axillary spikes. Fruit 4-winged, wings becoming red while centre is green, drying to golden-brown.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: celastroides: resembling a species of Celastrus (Celastraceae)
Habitat: Deciduous thickets, which it is frequently dominant or co-dominant, mostly at lower altitude.
Altitude range: 500 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Caprivi. Also Angola and Namibia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Friday 29 September 2017

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 797 - 798.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 472 - 473. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 263.

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 105 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 47.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 203.

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Flora of Botswana: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides
Flora of Caprivi: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides
Flora of Mozambique: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum celastroides
African Plant Database: Combretum celastroides
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Combretum celastroides
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JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum celastroides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum celastroides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum celastroides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Combretum celastroides
Tropicos: Combretum celastroides

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides., retrieved 25 February 2018

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