Combretum collinum Fresen.
subsp. ondongense (Engl. & Diels) Okafor

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Combretum collinum subsp. ondongense

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Vic Falls rd. A8 after Ticehurst

Combretum collinum subsp. ondongense

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Vic Falls rd. A8 after Ticehurst

Combretum collinum subsp. ondongense

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd near the Airport

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Synonyms: Combretum ondongense Engl. & Diels
Common names: Kalahari bushwillow (English)
Status: Native
See C. collinum general page for description details. This subspecies is distinguished by the yellowish-green undersurface of the leaves with indistinct veining; pale reddish-brown, rather pointed fruit (photos).
Notes: Meg Coates Palgrave has observed (pers. comm., 2022) that this subspecies bears characteristic galls. These galls resemble wingless slightly bent fruits. Pictures of these may be seen in image no. 3 above.
Derivation of specific name: ondongense: from Ondongo in Ovamboland in Namibia where the species was first collected in 1897.
Habitat: Mainly restricted to Kalahari sand but sometimes in riverine vegetation.
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Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum collinum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Combretum collinum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum collinum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Combretum collinum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Combretum collinum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Combretum collinum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Combretum collinum
iNaturalist: Combretum collinum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Combretum collinum
JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum collinum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum collinum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum collinum
Plants of the World Online: Combretum collinum
Tropicos: Combretum collinum
Wikipedia: Combretum collinum

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 collinum subsp. ondongense., retrieved 27 March 2023

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