Combretum wallichii var. flagrocarpum (C.B.Clarke) M.G.Gangop. & Chakrab., J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 17: 681 1993. (Syn: Combretum flagrocarpum C.B.Clarke; Combretum wallichii Kurz [Illegitimate]; Pentaptera undulata Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Terminalia undulata Steud.);
Nepal, Sikkim, N-India, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing), Bhutan, Darjeeling, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of life;
Combretum (Combretaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 2 posts by 2 authors.
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.
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.
MS Oct.,2018/11 Combretum flagrocarpum ? for id/confirmation : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Samthang, Mizoram
Date : 02-10-2018
Habit : Large straggling shrub
Habitat : Wild
Gangopadhyay & Chakrabarty (1993) reduced Combretum flagrocarpus C.B. Clarke to a variety of C. wallichii DC. However, Chakrabarty & Chauhan (J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 28: 126-127. 2004) wrote: “Gangopadhyay & Chakrabarty (1993, 1997) applied a rather wide concept while treating C. wallichii by reducing four well established species viz. C. flagrocarpum Clarke, C. griffithii Heurck & Mull.Arg., C. porterianum (Wall. ex C.B. Clarke) Craib and C. yunnanense Exell as its varieties. They also proposed a new variety, var. deciduum , under C. wallichii. It appears that the superficially similar foliage and the difficulty in identifying the incomplete materials of the taxa under discussion possibly prompted Gangopadhyay & Chakrabarty to make such drastic reductions. However, the present studies reveal that C. wallichii in its present state (i.e. sensu Gangopadhyay & Chakrabarty, 1993) represents a heterogeneous assemblage and in fact six closely related species are involved in it rather than varieties with clear-cut differences from each another without any intergradations. Hence it seems appropriate and convenient to remove all the varieties from C. wallichii and reinstate or raise them to specific ranks, following the traditional treatments….”
Maybe yes but without close up of flowers (whether 4-merous or 5-merous) difficult to say.
Can you post a clear image showing the flowers?
There is a possibility of Terminalia also.
Sorry ! Not available cleared photo showing individual flowers
I am not finding a match as per comparative images at Combretum