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)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed woodland and on rocky hillsides in hot, dry areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images 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).

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

External websites:

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

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 elaeagnoides., retrieved 26 April 2019

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