Combretum mweroense Baker

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Status: Native
Description:
Scrambler or shrub up to c. 1·2 m. high, leafless when flowering; branchlets coarsely tomentose when young. Leaves opposite; lamina 4–5 x 2·5 cm., ovate, tomentose, acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base; lateral nerves 6–7 pairs; petiole 1 mm. long. Inflorescences of dense abbreviated subsessile lateral spikes up to 2·5 cm. long; rhachis coarsely tomentose with black stipitate glands. Flowers pink to reddish-yellow. Lower receptacle c. 3 mm. long, very densely sericeous-pilose; upper receptacle up to 12 mm. long, 2–2·5 mm. wide at the base and up to 4 mm. wide at the apex, tubular to infundibuliform, sericeous-pilose, scarcely constricted but somewhat expanded at the apex. Sepals up to 4-·5 mm. long, very narrowly triangular, with black stipitate glands (sometimes sparse) up to 0·8 mm. long. Petals 4–5 x 1·5 mm., narrowly elliptic, densely pilose, not exceeding the sepals. Stamen-filaments 14–20 mm. long; anthers orange-red, 0·9–1·1 mm. long. Disk rather fleshy, 2 mm. in diam., margin pilose, not free. Style 18–20 mm. long. Fruit up to 4·5 x 4 cm., subcircular to oblong in outline, densely pubescent and with black stipitate glands up to 0·8 mm. long, apical peg absent, wings c. 10 mm. broad, chartaceous, decurrent into the stipe, stipe up to 5 mm. long.
From FZ, Vol 4, Part 0, page 100, (1978) Author: A. W. Exell
Type location:
Zambia, Mweru Plateau
Notes: Red data status: VU D2
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Habitat: Semi-deciduous thicket; in chipya woodland; semi-deciduous scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, not known elsewhere
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 156.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum mweroense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum mweroense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum mweroense
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Combretum mweroense
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum mweroense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum mweroense
Plants of the World Online: Combretum mweroense
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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 mweroense.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191440, retrieved 10 December 2019

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