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).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum padoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum padoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum padoides
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: 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, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Combretum padoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142000, retrieved 25 May 2020

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