Combretum paniculatum

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Burning bush
Combretum paniculatum MS 10060.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Combretum
C. paniculatum
Binomial name
Combretum paniculatum

Combretum paniculatum, the burning bush or forest flame-creeper, is a plant species in the genus Combretum found in Africa. The fruit is a samara, i.e. a winged seed.



The ethyl acetate extract of the leaf shows the presence of phenolic compounds (flavonoids, coumarins and tannins), sterols and alkaloids.[1]

It produces a gum that is not recommended for food applications.[2]


  1. ^ Kabran Guy Roger; Ambeu N’ta Christelle; Mamyrbékova-Békro Janat Akhanovna; Békro Yves-Alain (2011). "CCM D'extraits Selectifs de 10 Plantes Utilisees Dans le Traitement Traditionnel du Cancer du Sein en Côte d'Ivoire" (PDF). European Journal of Scientific Research (in French). 63 (4): 592–603. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
  2. ^ Anderson, DM; Wang, WP (1990). "Composition of the gum from Combretum paniculatum and four other gums which are not permitted food additives". Phytochemistry. 29 (4): 1193–5. doi:10.1016/0031-9422(90)85427-h. PMID 1366426.

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