African Plant Database

Combretum platypetalum Welw. ex M.A. Lawson
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 433 (1871)
Information on the genus : Combretum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Combretum platypetalum Welw. ex M.A. Lawson subsp. platypetalum (1871)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Combretum zastrowii Dinter (1919)
=Combretum katangense De Wild. (1913)
Taxon infra-specific
Combretum platypetalum subsp. virgatum (Welw. ex M.A. Lawson) Exell
Combretum platypetalum subsp. baumii (Engl. & Gilg) Exell (1871)
Combretum platypetalum subsp. oatesii (Rolfe) Exell (1871)
Combretum platypetalum Welw. ex M.A. Lawson subsp. platypetalum (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet usually ±15-30 cm high, but sometimes a shrub to 3 m with a thick woody rhizome; often flowering when leafless. Separated from C. paniculatum only by its habit.
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Ecology : Grassland; edges of dambos; copper and lake-basin chipya; Kalahari woodland; Acacia-Combretum-Terminalia tree savanna; termite-mounds; sandy ground; vleis; Brachystegia- Julbernardia savanna woodlands; 750-2300 m alt.
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