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Combretum constrictum3.jpg
Combretum constrictum inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Type genus

18, see text.


Bucidaceae Spreng.
Myrobalanaceae Martinov
Strephonemataceae Venkat. & Prak.Rao
Terminaliaceae J.St.-Hil.[2]

The Combretaceae are a family of flowering plants in the order Myrtales. The family includes about 600 species of trees, shrubs, and lianas in 18 genera. The family includes the leadwood tree, Combretum imberbe. Three genera, Conocarpus, Laguncularia, and Lumnitzera, grow in mangrove habitats (mangals).[3] The Combretaceae are widespread in the subtropics and tropics. Some members of this family produce useful construction timber, such as idigbo from Terminalia ivorensis.



  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Family: Combretaceae R. Br., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Lumnitzera". University of Queensland. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Genera of Combretaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 

External links[edit]

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