Combretum gillettianum Liben

Jongkind, Carel C. H., 2014, Notes on African Combretum Loefl. species (Combretaceae), Adansonia (3) 36 (2), pp. 315-327: 319-320

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Combretum gillettianum Liben


Combretum gillettianum Liben  

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Bulletin du Jardin botanique national de l’État à Bruxelles 35 (2): 177 (1965); Wickens, Flora of East Tropical Africa, Combretaceae   : 22 (1973); Exell, Flora Zambesiaca 4: 116 (1978).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Tanzania. Sumbawanga , 7°58’S, 31°36’E, Richards 10166 ( K) GoogleMaps   ; Kasanga , 8°27’S, 31°10’E, Richards 11813 ( K) GoogleMaps   ; Kasanga-Matai road, 8°27’S, 31°09’E, Schmidt et al. 1228 ( MO, WAG) GoogleMaps   .

Zambia. 1.6 km E of Mpulungu, Angus 773a ( BM, FHO, K)   ; Yendwe R.valley escarpment, 8°40’S, 30°42’E, Fanshawe F 5619 ( BR, FHO, K) GoogleMaps   ; Kalambo Falls , 8°35’S, 31°13’E, Proctor 1864 ( K) GoogleMaps   ; Kambole escarpment, c. 8°50’S, 30°50’E, Richards 15260 ( K) GoogleMaps   ; Kalambo Falls , Sanana 1452 ( K, WAG)   ; Mpulungu , White 3679 ( BM, BR, FHO, K)   .


Shrub or tree up to 18 m tall growing in Brachystegia   woodland and deciduous thicket from 800 m up to 1300 m altitude.


Selected specimens representing the collecting localities on the map.

After re-examination in several herbaria of all material called C. gillettianum   it became clear that this species has an even more limited geographical distribution than thought before.Ŋe material cited by Liben (1968: 70) as C. gillettianum   does not belong to this species but to C. acutifolium Exell. Ŋe   real C. gillettianum   is only found in a small area around the southern end of Lake Tanganyika, this area is divided in two by the border between Tanzania and Zambia ( Fig. 5 View FIG ).


Royal Botanic Gardens


Missouri Botanical Garden


Wageningen University


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Bristol Museum


University of Oxford


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile


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