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

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Synonyms: Combretum patelliforme Engl. & Diels
Combretum trothae Engl. & Diels
Common names: Fambabolile (Hlengwe) Limpopo jessebush (English) Trailing bushwillow (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See subsp. celastroides for the general description. This subspecies is distinguished by smaller leaves and flowers and lacking the velvet hairs on the underside of the leaves. In Zimbabwe it is only found in hot dry bush the South-eastern lowveld.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: celastroides: resembling a species of Celastrus (Celastraceae);
orientale: Eastern.
Habitat: In hot dry bush
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 263.

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


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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. orientale.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141820, retrieved 30 May 2016

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