Combretum patelliforme Engl. & Diels

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Synonyms: Combretum celastroides Welw. ex M.A. Lawson subsp. orientale Exell
Combretum trothae Engl. & Diels
Common names: Fambabolile (Hlengwe) Limpopo jessebush (English) Trailing bushwillow (English)
Status: Native
Formerly treated as subsp. orientale of Combretum celastroides. See subsp. celastroides for the general description. This taxon is distinguished by smaller leaves and flowers and a lack of velvet hairs on the underside of the leaves. In Zimbabwe, it is only found in hot dry bush in the South-eastern lowveld.
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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.

Jordaan, M., Van Wyk, A.E. & Maurin, O. (2011). A conspectus of Combretum (Combretaceae) in southern Africa, with taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on species and sections. Bothalia 41(1) Page 148.

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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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: Species information: Combretum patelliforme., retrieved 1 March 2024

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