Combretum

Combretum

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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