Combretum umbricolum Engl.
  • Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Combretum umbricolum Engl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000616867. Accessed on: 25 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Inflorescence up to 20 cm. long, a terminal or axillary panicle of spikes; rhachis densely fuscous-pubescent when young, ± glabrescent; bracts 1–2 mm. long, linear, caducous.

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    Leaves opposite; lamina 3·5–16 x 2–6·5 cm., chartaceous to subcoriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, minutely verrucose and usually shiny and glabrous above, minutely silvery-lepidote otherwise glabrous beneath, apex usually acuminate, base cuneate or obtuse to rounded; lateral nerves 6–10 pairs, usually slightly impressed above; petiole up to 9(13) mm. long, glabrescent.

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    Petals 0· x 1·5 mm., subreniform, glabrous.

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    Sepals very shallowly triangular or little developed.

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    Lower receptacle c. 1 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; upper receptacle 1·2–1·5 x 1·2–1·5 mm., often petaloid, usually not conspicuously lepidote.

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    Flowers sessile, white, scented.

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    Stamen-filaments 3–4 mm. long; anthers 0·5 mm. long; style 4 mm. long, glabrous.

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    Fruit up to 2·8 x 2·3 cm., broadly elliptic in outline, minutely lepidote otherwise usually glabrous, wings 7 mm. broad, chartaceous, apical peg 1–2 mm. long, stipe up to 5 mm. long.

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    Scales as for the section, frequent in the areoles of the lower surface of the leaf.

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    Small tree or shrub, sometimes scandent; branchlets densely pubescent when young, soon glabrescent, often silvery-lepidote when young.

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      Bibliography

     Information From

    Combretaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International