Combretum is the type genus of the family Combretaceae. The genus comprises about 370 species of trees and shrubs, 300 of which are native to tropical and southern Africa, about 5 to Madagascar, 25 to tropical Asia and 40 to tropical America. The genus is absent from Australia. Several species are used in African or Indian traditional medicine.

Selected species

  • Combretum latifolium
  • Combretum micranthum G. Don
  • Combretum moggii Exell
  • Combretum molle R. Br. ex G. Don
  • Combretum mossambicense (Klotzsch) Engl.
  • Combretum nelsonii Duemmer
  • Combretum obovatum F. Hoffm.
  • Combretum padoides Engl. & Diels
  • Combretum paniculatum Vent.
  • syn. C. microphyllum Klotzsch

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