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: FZ distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Caprivi. Also Angola and Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 666.

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).

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

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 celastroides subsp. celastroides
Flora of Caprivi: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides
Flora of Mozambique: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides
Flora of Zambia: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum celastroides
African Plant Database: Combretum celastroides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Combretum celastroides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum celastroides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum celastroides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Combretum celastroides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Combretum celastroides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Combretum celastroides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Combretum celastroides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Combretum celastroides
Ispot Southern Africa: Combretum celastroides
JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum celastroides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum celastroides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum celastroides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Combretum celastroides
Tropicos: Combretum celastroides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Combretum celastroides subsp. celastroides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141810, retrieved 24 May 2019

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