Combretum celastroides Welw. ex M.A. Lawson
subsp. celastroides

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Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gwaai Forest, Somgolo rd.

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Synonyms: Combretum patelliforme Engl. & Diels
Common names: Jesse-bush bushwillow (English) Mugalusaka (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Trailing bushwillow (English) Umlalanyathi (Ndebele) Zambezi jessebush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous straggling shrub or sometimes a climbing liane. Leaves opposite or subopposite, elliptic to broadly ovate, thinly textured, finely velvety below, turning red to plum-coloured in autumn. Flowers greenish-yellow in sparse axillary spikes. Fruit 4-winged, wings becoming red while centre is green, drying to golden-brown.
Notes: See subsp. orientale for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: celastroides: resembling a species of Celastrus (Celastraceae)
Habitat: In riverine forest and Combretum-Commiphora scrub ('jesse-bush') and Baikiaea woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 797 - 798.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 472 - 473. (Includes a picture).

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 105 - 108. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 203.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141810, retrieved 27 August 2016

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