African Plant Database

Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Protologue : Choix Pl. t. 58 (1808)
Information on the genus : Combretum
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Poivrea aculeata (Vent.) DC. (1828)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Combretum ovale G. Don (1827)
=Poivrea ovalis (G. Don) Walp. (1843)
=Poivrea hartmanniana Schweinf.
=Combretum leuconili Schweinf. (1892)
=Combretum denhardtiorum Engl. & Diels (1899)
=Combretum stefaninianum Pamp. (1915)
=Commiphora holstii Engl. (1894)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scandent shrub to 4 m, or (without support) compact or rambling shrub, to 8 m; many persistant recurved spine-like petioles; bark grey or dark red.
Ecology : Bushland, thickets, wooded grassland with Acacia and Commiphora; sometimes riverine; 1-1800 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 83 (1949).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 160
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 220 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 159
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 199
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°1099 modified 2008-04-03
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