Combretum acuminatum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 228 1824. (syn: Combretum costatum Roxb.; Combretum neurophyllum Miq.; Combretum sarcopterum Thwaites; Combretum stenopetalum Van Heurck & Müll.Arg.; Combretum vanheurckii Müll.Arg.; Embryogonia acuminata (Roxb.) Blume);
Java, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing,
Taninthayi), Bhutan, Borneo, Philippines (Leyte, Samar, Siargao), Sulawesi,
Moluccas, New Guinea, peninsular Malaysia (north of Malaya), Vietnam, Christmas
Isl. (Austr.) as per Catalogue of Life;
Roxb. Hort. Beng. 28, Fl. Ind. ii. 228 ; leaves opposite ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate adult pubescent or nearly glabrous be¬neath, racemes scarcely divided axillary and also in sparingly leafy terminal panicles scaly and pubescent, calyx scarcely constricted above the ovary then campanulate, fruit narrowly oblong with four thick bluntish ridges. Wall. Cat. 3998. C. costatum, Roxb. Hort. Beng. 28 and Fl. Ind. ii. 227 ; Kurz For. Fl. Brit. Burma i. 465. C. stenopetalum, Heurck & Muell. Arg. Obs. Bot. 225. C. sarcopterum, Thwaites Enum. 415. C. neurophyllum ? Miq. Fl. Ind. Bat. i. pt. i. 608 ex descript.
TRANSGANGETIC PENINSULA from ASSAM to SINCAPORE, alt. 0-1000 ft., plentiful. CEYLON ; Thwaites, Mrs. Walker. MADRAS PENINSULA ? Wight No. 1014 (Wight’s specimen is typical acuminatum but may have come from Ceylon).—DISTRIB. Malaya to the Philippines.
A large scandent shrub. Leaves often 6-8 in., cordate or acute at the base, some¬what densely glandular-punctate beneath, the glands often prominent or becoming scales ; petiole often very short, rarely exceeding 3/8 in. Bracteoles minute, soon decidu¬ous. Young ovary and calyx-tube scaly, hardly pubescent. Calyx-limb campanulate, grooved or fluted (at least in the dried specimens), teeth erect short triangular. Petals narrow, small. Disc and base of calyx-tube with short hair or nearly glabrous. Fruit 1-2 in. about 1/3 as broad as long, puberulous brown.—In this species, and in some others, in the hermaphrodite flowers before the calyx expands a very small hole appears at the top through which the style is long protruded ; subsequently the calyx opens and the stamens are long extruded.
(From The Flora of British India (1878) from IBIS Flora)
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Combretaceae member from Assam
Name: Combretum acuminatum Roxburgh
Habit & Habitat: Liana, found in moist deciduous forests, near hill stream
Assamese name: Aakuri lota, Nahor lota
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IBIS Flora Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003- Details) Herbarium Catalogue