Combretum molle R.Br ex G. Don

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Combretum molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Combretum molle

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Combretum arbuscula Engl. & Diels
Combretum atalanthum Diels
Combretum gueinzii Sond.
Combretum holosericeum Sond.
Combretum splendens Engl.
Combretum ulugurense Engl. & Diels
Common names: Velvet bushwillow (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Leaves broadly elliptic, covered in grey velvety hairs on both surfaces, venation distinctly sunken above. Flowers in dense axillary spikes, greenish yellow, strongly scented. Fruit 4-winged, 1.5-2 cm in diameter, yellowish green, drying to reddish brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: molle: soft
Habitat: In a wide variety of savannah and woodland habitats. It is a common constuent of Brachystegia-Julbernardia woodland.
Altitude range: Up to 1750 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From the Arabian Peninsula, throughout Africa to northern and eastern South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hamanumida daedalus (Food plant)
Thyas rubricata (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Thursday 25 June 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 129. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 9.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 131 - 134. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 25.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 263.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 162 - 163. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 127 - 129. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 47.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 54 - 55. as Combretum holosericeum (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 69.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum molle
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum molle
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum molle
The Plant List (version 1.1): Combretum molle
Tropicos: Combretum molle


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Combretum molle.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141970, retrieved 25 November 2017

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