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)
Description: 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.
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Flowering time:Sep - Jan
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Image last updated: Tuesday 6 January 2015

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 675. (Includes a picture).

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.

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

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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Flora of Botswana: Combretum elaeagnoides
Flora of Caprivi: Combretum elaeagnoides
Flora of Mozambique: Combretum elaeagnoides
Flora of Zambia: Combretum elaeagnoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Combretum elaeagnoides

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum elaeagnoides
African Plant Database: Combretum elaeagnoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum elaeagnoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum elaeagnoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Combretum elaeagnoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Combretum elaeagnoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum elaeagnoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum elaeagnoides
Plants of the World Online: Combretum elaeagnoides
Tropicos: Combretum elaeagnoides
Wikipedia: Combretum elaeagnoides

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Combretum elaeagnoides., retrieved 23 February 2024

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