Swaziland's Flora Database:
Combretum microphyllum Klotzsch
(name current 2016)
Flame Climbing Bushwillow
(Combretum paniculatum subsp. microphyllum)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Combretum microphyllum - Magnificent tall woody climber or scrambler. Leaf-stalks up to 1 cm long, blade almost circular with blunt tip, base square or sometimes slightly heart-shaped, thinly hairy on midrib and principal veins, with tufts of hairs in their axils. Flowers produced when leaves still small, crimson, in loose branching clusters on long stretches of stem. Fruits up to 2 cm long x 1,5 cm wide.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.