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Red bushwillow (Combretum apiculatum) presents as a shrub or small tree up to six metres in height. The oval leaves are yellowish and attain a length of up to ten centimetres (cm) and a width of up to four cm. The species presents insignificant flowers in short spikes. Fruits are four winged and present as a reddish brown colour. This tree species is characteristic of some of the dry woodlands of southern Africa, such as the Angolan mopane woodlands; it is also well represented on rocky rugged slopes of the South Africa bushveld. Studies are ongoing of the antioxidant properties of this taxon, as in the case of many Combretum species.


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