Combretum kirkii M.A. Lawson

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Synonyms: Combretum menyhartii Engl. & Diels
Common names: Large-fruited climbing combretum (English)
Status: Native
Large woody liane. Bark rough and flaking with bumps along the stems. Leaves opposite, obovate-elliptic to narrowly elliptic bright green, hairless, with 5-7 pairs of lateral veins; margin entire, sometimes slightly wavy. Flowers cream to pale yellow, in spikes. Fruit large, up to 55 × 45 mm, 4-winged.
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: Occurring in dry thickets and riverine situations
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Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Zambezi Valley: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 263.


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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 kirkii., retrieved 25 May 2016

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