Combretum celastroides Welw. ex M.A. Lawson
subsp. laxiflorum (Welw. ex M.A. Lawson) Exell

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Combretum celastroides subsp. laxiflorum

Mwinilunga –Manyinga road
Jan 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Combretum celastroides subsp. laxiflorum

Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Combretum celastroides subsp. laxiflorum

Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Combretum butayei De Wild.
Common names: Muswaswa (Lunda)
Status: Native
Differences from subsp. celastroides: a small to medium-sized tree, occasionally scandent or climbing; leaves nearly glabrous; tufts of hairs in the axils of lateral nerves absent or rare; scales on leaves usually reddish; flowers larger; petiole up to 20 mm long, rather stout.
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Habitat: Cryptosepalum forest, riverine forest, miombo and Kalahari woodland, termite mounds.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D.C. Congo, Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Friday 29 September 2017

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 105 - 106. (Includes a picture).

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum celastroides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum celastroides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum celastroides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Combretum celastroides
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iNaturalist: Combretum celastroides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Combretum celastroides
JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum celastroides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum celastroides
Plants of the World Online: Combretum celastroides
Tropicos: Combretum celastroides
Wikipedia: Combretum celastroides

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Combretum celastroides subsp. laxiflorum., retrieved 30 November 2023

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