African Plant Database

Combretum molle R. Br. ex G. Don
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 15: 431 (1827) 
Information on the genus : Combretum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Combretum molle R. Br. (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Combretum gueinzii subsp. splendens (Engl.) Exell ex Brenan (1850)
=Combretum splendens Engl. (1895)
=Combretum ferrugineum A. Rich. (1848)
=Combretum insculptum Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum lepidotum A. Rich. (1848) non Presl.
=Combretum trichanthum var. petitianum (A. Rich.) Fiori (1837)
=Combretum petitianum A. Rich. (1848)
=Combretum punctatum A. Rich. (1848) non Blume
=Combretum quartinianum A. Rich. (1848)
=Combretum richardianum Van Heurck & Müll. Arg.
=Combretum rueppellianum A. Rich. (1848)
=Combretum schimperianum A. Rich. (1848)
=Combretum gueinzii Sond. subsp. gueinzii
=Combretum gueinzii Sond. (1850)
=Combretum gueinzii var. holosericeum (Sond.) Exell ex Burtt Davy & Hoyle (1850)
=Combretum holosericeum Sond. (1850)
=Combretum gueinzii var. holosericeum (Sond.) Exell ex Rendle (1850)
=Combretum bricchettii Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum minimipetalum Chiov. (1929)
=Combretum somalense Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum sublancifolium Chiov. (1929)
=Combretum arbuscula Engl. & Diels (1903)
=Combretum arengense Sim (1909)
=Combretum atelanthum Diels (1907)
=Combretum ellipticum Sim (1909)
=Combretum trichanthum Fresen. (1837)
=Combretum trichanthum var. angustifolium Fiori (1837)
=Combretum ulugurense Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum reticulatum Fresen. (1837) non Presl.
=Combretum sokodense Engl. (1907)
=Combretum ankolense Bagsh. & Baker f. (1908)
=Combretum deserti Engl. (1895)
=Combretum gondense F. Hoffm. (1889)
=Combretum hobol Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum holtzii Diels (1907)
=Combretum microlepidotum Engl. (1895)
=Combretum nyikae Engl. (1894)
=Combretum nyikae var. boehmii Engl.
=Combretum schelei Engl. (1894)
=Combretum tenuispiscatum Engl. (1894)
=Combretum welwitschii Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum dekindtianum Exell (1902)
=Combretum galpinii Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum obtusatum Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum velutinum DC. (1828)
=Poivrea coccinea var. velutina (DC.) Tul. (1856)
=Combretum pascuorum Gilg & Ledermann ex Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-deciduous tree usually 5-7-10(-17) m high, trunk 0,5-1 m in girth, or shrub. Extremely variable.
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Ecology : savanna woodland, forest margins with Pteleopsis myrtifolia and Erythrophleum suaveolens, termitemounds; on heavy soils and on nickeliferous, cupriferous and graphitic soils; rocky slopes or outcrops; 30-2300 m alt.. S. Africa, Botswana; Arabia (Yemen).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 1 - 12 m. Alt: 30 - 1700 m. Distribution: BOT, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1978). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 4: 127-129
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Bothalia 41: 146 (2011)
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