Combretum erythrophyllum

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Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond.

Combretaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: nut

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Myrtanae
Ordo:
Myrtales
Subordo:
Lythrineae
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Combretum erythrophyllum is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Combretum erythrophyllum was already described and the name validly published by William John Burchell. It was Otto Wilhelm Sonder, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1850.

Taxonomy

Combretum erythrophyllum is a species in the genus Combretum which contains approximately 314 to 365 species and belongs to the family of the Combretaceae (Indian-almond Family). The type species of the genus is Combretum fruticosum.

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 8 to 12 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Combretum erythrophyllum is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Combretum erythrophyllum produces ligth-yellow tubular flowers.

The trees produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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