Combretum elaeagnoides Klotzsch

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Combretum elaeagnoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls rd, nr Gwayi

Combretum elaeagnoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Victoria Falls rd, nr Gwayi

Combretum elaeagnoides

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd. A8, Ken Maur

Combretum elaeagnoides

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd. A8, Ken Maur

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Common names: Large-fruited jesse-bush combretum (English) Oleaster bushwillow (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Small deciduous tree, sometimes scrambling. Leaves opposite, rarely 3-whorled, narrowly elliptic, usually hairless but with minute silvery scales on both surfaces. Flowers in short, dense axillary spikes, creamy-white, flowering when the tree is leafless. Fruits 4-winged, 2-3.5 cm long, persitent on the tree.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed woodland and on rocky hillsides in hot, dry areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 6 January 2015

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 491.

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.

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 elaeagnoides., retrieved 27 July 2016

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