Combretum microphyllum Klotzsch

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Combretum microphyllum

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Combretum microphyllum

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Combretum microphyllum

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Rd nr Chisumbanje, Save Valley

Combretum microphyllum

Picture: Petra Ballings
Rd nr Chisumbanje, Save Valley

Combretum microphyllum

Picture: Petra Ballings
Rd nr Chisumbanje, Save Valley

Combretum microphyllum

Picture: Petra Ballings
Rd nr Chisumbanje, Save Valley

Combretum microphyllum

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Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum microphyllum

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Bue Maria, Nhambita.

Combretum microphyllum

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Along path to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum microphyllum

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Along path to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum microphyllum

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At Sanctuary Dam, Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum microphyllum

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At Sanctuary Dam, Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum microphyllum

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At Sanctuary Dam, Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum microphyllum

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By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Combretum microphyllum

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By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Combretum microphyllum

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Mahenye Village

Combretum microphyllum

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Mahenye Village

Combretum microphyllum

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Hillside Park, Harare

Combretum microphyllum

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Hillside Park, Harare

Combretum microphyllum

Picture: Mark Hyde
Hillside Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Combretum paniculatum Vent. subsp. microphyllum (Klotzsch) Wickens
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large woody creeper. The persistent bases of the petioles modify into woody spines. Leaves opposite or 3-whorled, ovate, oblong-elliptic to sub-circular, glossy dark green above, dull below, venation distinctly yellowish, both sides with or without hairs, apex rounded with a small point; petiole up to 3 cm. Flowers bright red, produced in profusion along the trailing branches, appearing before the new leaves. Fruit c. 25 mm in diameter, 4-winged, light green to pinkish when young, drying to light brown.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: microphyllum: small-leaved
Habitat: In riverine scrub, where it often covers trees and bushes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,E,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 14 April 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 680. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 9.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 804 - 805. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 46.

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

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 150 - 151.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 41.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 84, plates 114 & 115

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 464 - 465. (Includes a picture).

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

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Combretum microphyllum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141960, retrieved 20 September 2019

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