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Combretum microphyllum, Combretum paniculatum subsp. microphyllum, Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

Combretum microphyllum, Combretum paniculatum subsp. microphyllum

Flame Creeper, Burning Bush
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Combretum microphyllum is a robust, deciduous climber, sometimes a scrambling shrub or small tree.

Masses of small flowers with bright red petals and long stamens.

It is similar to Combretum paniculatum and is sometimes regarded as a subspecies. It differs in its preference for dry and hot, low altitude riverbanks, while C. paniculatum is an uncommon species of moist evergreen forest margins.

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