Combretum acuminatum Roxb. (Image by Ananta Borah



(Images by (Saurav Mahmud  – Id by Ajinkya Gadave) , (Aarti Khale – Id by Alka Khare) & N Arun)




Combretum indicum (L.) DeFilipps (Cultivated) (Images by Surajit Koley & Aarti Khale & Shantanu Bhattacharya, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Combretum latifolium Blume (Images by Pravin Kawale – validation by Radha Veach), Prashant Awale & Smita Raskar, (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))


Combretum malabaricum ( Bedd. ) Sujana , Ratheesh & Anil Kumar (Images by Anurag Sharma, (For more photos & complete details, click on the link))



Combretum nanum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don


Combretum rotundifolium Rich. (Cultivated) (Images by Narendra Joshi & Prashant Awale


Combretum roxburghii Spreng.




Combretum wallichii DC. (Nepal to S. Central China (to Guangxi) and N. Indo-China: China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam as per POWO)

Combretum wallichii var. flagrocarpum (C.B.Clarke) M.G.Gangop. & Chakrab.



Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Combretum albidum G. Don Shrub Plains to Mid
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts
Combretum coccineum (Sonner.) Lam. Climber Cultivated,
Native of Tropical Africa
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Combretum albidum Combretum ovalifolium Combretaceae Piluki
Combretum coccineum Combretaceae Scarlet
Combretum indicum Quisqualis indica, Quisqualis grandiflora, Quisqualis sinensis Combretaceae Rangoon Creeper
Combretum latifolium Combretaceae Large Leaved Climbing Bushwillow
Combretum nanum Combretaceae Dwarf Bushwillow
Combretum rotundifolium Combretum aubletii Combretaceae Monkey Brush Vine


A NEW COMBINATION AND A NEW SPECIES IN COMBRETUM (COMBRETACEAE) FROM INDIA by Sujana, K. A.; Narayanan, M. K. Ratheesh; Kumar, N. Anil- December 2012- Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p453
Abstract– Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. is transferred to Combretum and a new combination, viz., Combretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana, Ratheesh, & Anil, is proposed. Combretum recurvatum Sujana, Ratheesh, & Anil, a new species allied to Combretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana, Ratheesh, & Anil, is described from South Western Ghats of Kerala with illustration and photographs. 

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with keys-
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details with keys-

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)-
Combretum comosum G.Don
Combretum densiflorum

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
Combretum albidum


Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)-
Combretum latifolium

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Brief details-
Combretum grandiflorum G.Don


Combretum : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Combretum

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.



Pl. go through Combretum (‎‎‎Combretaceae) page with images of species (mainly done by …) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

It has been found that the Combretum wallichii complex (with spines on the main body of the fruits) comprises some closely related species, treated as varieties of C. wallichii by Gangopadhyay and Chakrabarty (1997), differing from each another with narrow differences.  Hence Combretum wallichii var. flagrocarpum should now be considered as a distinct species, Combretum flagrocarpus C.B.Clarke.