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)
Status: Native
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.
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
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 666. (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 - 107.

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.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 25.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum celastroides
African Plant Database: Combretum celastroides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum celastroides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum celastroides
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Combretum celastroides subsp. orientale., retrieved 28 March 2023

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