Skip to main content

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Habit
Shrub up to 3 m. tall; branches brownish, spreading, stiff, frequently spinescent or armed with ± long thorns, cylindric, striate, hispidulous.
Petiole
Petiole 0·75–1·5 cm. long, slender, dorsally convex, canaliculate above and somewhat winged towards the apex.
Leaflets
Leaflets concolorous (pale-brownish when dried), lanceolate, entire, acute and usually mucronulate at the apex, narrowed at the base, subcoriaceous, hispidulous in both surfaces, ciliate on the margin, frequently covered with a shining layer of resin, the median one up to 5 × 0·8 cm.; midrib impressed above, slightly raised below; lateral nerves barely or not visible.
Inflorescences
Panicles axillary and terminal, of variable length, very lax, with the axis, branches and the 1·5–4 mm. long pedicels hispidulous.
Calyx
Calyx-segments 0·5–0·75 mm., ovate or rounded, dorsally sparsely ciliate.
Corolla
Petals c. 1·25 mm. long, oblong, obtuse.
Fruits
Drupe pale-brownish, 4–5 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

Searsia ciliata (Licht. ex Schult.) A.J.Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hutchinson, J. [2969], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000285585
Hutchinson, J. [3010], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000285587
Hutchinson, J. [3068], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000285588
Hutchinson, J. [2969], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000285586
Mogg, A.O.D. [8076], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000285589
Burchell [1797], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000422983
Burchell [s.n.], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000422984
Burchell [1667], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000422985 Unknown type material
Burchell [2131], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000422986
Burchell [s.n.], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000422987
Bolus, H. [6404], South Africa Rhus ciliata K000285590
Winter, B. de [5608], Namibia Rhus ciliata K000285584
Hines, C.J.H. [1058], Namibia Rhus ciliata K000285583

First published in Int. J. Pl. Sci. 162: 1403 (2001)

Accepted by

  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0