Combretum illairii Engl.

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Combretum illairii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Namacubi Forest, Quiterajo

Combretum illairii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Namacubi Forest, Quiterajo

Combretum illairii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Namacubi Forest, Quiterajo

Combretum illairii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Namacubi Forest, Quiterajo

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Synonyms: Combretum butyrosum sensu Dale & Greenway
Combretum hildebrandtii Engl.
Combretum melchiorianum H. Winkl.
Combretum meruense Engl.
Combretum schliebenii
Common names: St Paul's Bushwillow (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub 2–4 m high sometimes climbing; branchlets pubescent and covered with small scales when young, hairless and whitish when older. Leaves opposite, subopposite or 3-whorled, oblong-elliptic, up to 14·5 cm long, dark-green and shiny, leathery, covered with small scales but only inconspicuously when young; lateral veins 5–12 pairs, very prominent beneath; petiole up to 5 mm long, stout. Inflorescences in subcapitate axillary spikes, mostly c. 2 cm long; peduncles 1–1·5 cm long, with small scales and rufous-pubescent, stout and becoming very woody at the fruiting stage. Sepals scarcely developed. Petals obovate, 1.5 mm long, ciliate at the apex. Fruit 4-angled or very narrowly 4-winged, 1·3–2·5 cm long, hairless, with stiff wings up to 1 mm. broad, apical peg scarcely developed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Coastal dry forest or thicket on sand
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and northern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 677. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 146 - 147.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Combretum illairii
African Plant Database: Combretum illairii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Combretum illairii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Combretum illairii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Combretum illairii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Combretum illairii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Combretum illairii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Combretum illairii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Combretum illairii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Combretum illairii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179390, retrieved 7 July 2020

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