Combretum padoides Engl. & Diels

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Combretum padoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road in Mahenya Village

Combretum padoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road in Mahenya Village

Combretum padoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road in Mahenya Village

Combretum padoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road in Mahenya Village

Combretum padoides

Picture: Mark Hyde
By old bridge, Umvumvumvu River

Combretum padoides

Picture: Mark Hyde
By old bridge, Umvumvumvu River

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Synonyms: Combretum giorgii De Wild. & Exell
Combretum homblei De Wild.
Combretum minutiflorum Exell
Combretum tenuipes Engl. & Diels
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub. Leaves opposite or sub-opposite, elliptic or ovate, dull green above stippled with scales below, 6-8 pairs of lateral veins yellowish with hairs along the veins below, apex tapering to a point; margin entire, wavy. Flowers creamy-yellow, in loose, spikes up to 10 cm long. Fruit ovoid 1 × 1.5 cm long, 4-winged, pale yellow-green, drying to light brown.
Type location:
Syntypes from Tanzania and Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: padoides: resembling a Padus sp. (Rosaceae)
Habitat: In dry woodland, along the fringes riverine thickets and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 667. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 808.

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 107 - 109.

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.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 468 - 469. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Combretum padoides
Flora of Mozambique: Combretum padoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Combretum padoides

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum padoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum padoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum padoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Combretum padoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Combretum padoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Combretum padoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Combretum padoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Combretum padoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum padoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum padoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum padoides
Plants of the World Online: Combretum padoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Combretum padoides
Tropicos: Combretum padoides
Wikipedia: Combretum padoides


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 padoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142000, retrieved 11 December 2019

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