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Combretum coccineum (Sonner.) Lamk., Encyc.Method. 1:734. 1784. Cooke, Fl. Bomb.Pres. 1:516.1958 (reprint ed.); Parker. For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3:242.1956.

  • Combretum purpureum Vahl
  • Cristaria coccinea Sonner.
  • Poivrea coccinea DC.

    An elegant looking climbing glabrous shrub. Leaves dark green, 8-13 x 2.5-3.5 cm, elliptic lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, acute with a distinct central vein, petiole 1-1.75 (-2) cm long. Racemes terminal and axillary, 5-15 cm long. Flowers red, 1.25-1.5 cm across, with 1-2 mm long pedicel; bract linear lanceolate 2-3 mm long. Calyx tube 4-5 mm long, 5 angled alternating with calyx teeth, limb 3-4 mm long. Campanulate, teeth triangular, 2 x 2 mm, minutly puberulous outside, villous inside. Petals 5, attached on the hypanthium elliptic oblong. 5-6 x 2 mm. Stamens 10, exserted, inserted on the throat of the hypanthium, 12-15 mm long, anthers dorsifixed, c. 1 mm long, ovary linear oblong, 2-4 mm long. Stigma simple, style subulate, filiform, 10-12 mm long. Fruit oblong-elliptic. with 5 papery wings.

    Fl. Per: March-September.

    Type: Described from Madagascar.

    Distribution: A native of Madagascar and Mauritius, cultivated in the plains of Pakistan for its beautiful flowers.

    Usually propagated by cuttings, it does not produce fruits in Pakistan.


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