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Taxon: Combretum caffrum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze

Genus: Combretum
Family: Combretaceae
Subfamily: Combretoideae
Tribe: Combreteae
Subtribe: Combretinae
Nomen number: 311504
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 3(3):87. 1898
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Feb-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Feb-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Cape bush-willow  (Source: Trees SAfr) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: potential source of combretastatin (fide http://www.library.nhs.uk/rss/newsAndRssArticle.aspx?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.library.nhs.uk%2Fresources%2F%3Fid%3D66259,=p&n=20,); potential source of combretastatin (fide http://www.library.nhs.uk/rss/newsAndRssArticle.aspx?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.library.nhs.uk%2Fresources%2F%3Fid%3D66259,=p&n=20,)

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Eastern Cape]


  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  3. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  4. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. (Trees SAfr)
  5. United Kingdom National Health Service: Health Information Resources 2001. New drug from tree bark to help beat cancer

Check other web resources for Combretum caffrum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=311504. Accessed 25 March 2019.