Combretum kraussii Hochst.

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Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

Combretum kraussii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic garden, Harare.

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Synonyms: Combretum lucidum E. Mey. ex Drège
Combretum nelsonii Dummer
Combretum woodii Dummer
Common names: Forest bushwillow (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, often bright red in winter, narrowly to broadly elliptic or obovate-elliptic, up to 9 cm long, mostly hairless; margin entire but wavy; petiole 2-7 mm long. There is often a flush of smaller new whitish leaves subtending the inflorescences, replaced by green leaves later on. Flowers, up to 50 in dense axillary heads 2.5-4 cm long, greenish- or creamy-white. Fruit up to 2 × 2 cm, 4-winged, yellowish with dark red wings.
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Habitat: In forest and along forest margins.
Altitude range: Up to 800 m
Flowering time:Aug - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 2 January 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 671. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 804.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 46.

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 114.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 462 - 466. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 332 - 333. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 390 - 394. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Combretum kraussii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179410, retrieved 23 July 2019

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