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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Namibia.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 7 m. tall, with the old branches brownish, striate, lenticellate, pubescent or glabrous; branchlets cylindric, striate, ± densely and shortly whitish- or yellowish-patent-pilose.
Petiole
Petiole 0·8–2·5 cm. long, semicylindric, canaliculate above, ± densely pilose or tomentose.
Leaflets
Leaflets discolorous (dark green or olive-green and dull or shining above, yellowish-green to orange coloured below), lanceolate, oblong-elliptic to subrhombic or ovate, obtuse or acute at the apex, patent-hairy mainly on nerves and margin, covered with resin and in the juvenile state also with ± dense very small scales on the upper surface, sparse or absent in the adult leaves and with dense generally persistent scurf on the under surface; median leaflet 3–7(8·5) × 1–2·7(3·3) cm., cuneate at the base and often petiolulate, the petiolule up to 0·6 cm., the lateral ones 1·5–5·5 × 0·7–2·5 cm., sessile, sometimes asymmetric at the base; midrib raised on both sides, lateral nerves slender, not or slightly prominent above, moderately raised below, reticulation almost invisible.
Inflorescences
Panicles up to 10 × 7 cm., with the axis and branches densely hispidulous and lepidote; pedicels c. 1 mm. long.
Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, shortly ovate, hispidulous on the back; petals yellowish-green, c. 1 mm. long, ovate.
Flowers
Female flowers: ovary globose. Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, shortly ovate, hispidulous on the back; petals yellowish-green, c. 1 mm. long, ovate.
Female
Female flowers: ovary globose.
Fruits
Drupe reddish- or yellowish-brown, c. 3 mm. in diam., subglobose.

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 7 m. high; old branches brownish, striate, lenticellate, pubescent or glabrous; branchlets cylindric, striate, rather densely and shortly whitish or yellowish spreading pilose.
Leaves
Petiole 0.5–2.5 cm. long, semicylindric, flattened or longitudinally grooved above, pilose to tomentose; median leaflet 2.5–6(–8.5) cm. long, 1–2.5(–3.3) cm. broad, cuneate at the base and often petiolulate, petiolule up to 0.5 cm. long; lateral leaflets 1.5–5.5 cm. long, 0.6–2.5 cm. broad, sessile, sometimes asymmetric at the base; all lanceolate, oblong-elliptic to subrhombic or ovate, obtuse or acute at the apex, spreading hairy especially on the nerves and margin, covered with resin and in the juvenile stage also with rather dense small scales on the upper surface, sparse or absent in the adult leaflets and with dense and persistent scurf on the under surface, discolorous; midrib raised on both surfaces; lateral nerves slender and moderately raised beneath; reticulation almost invisible.
Inflorescences
Panicles 3–10 cm. long, the terminal one longer than the leaves, the axillary ones smaller, pyramidal; axis and branches densely hispidulous and lepidote; pedicels ± 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx-segments oblong-ovate, 0.5–0.7 mm. long, hispidulous outside.
Corolla
Petals ovate or oblong-ovate, 0.8–1 mm. long, 0.5–0.7 mm. broad, yellowish green.
Ovary
Ovary globose.
Fruits
Drupes subglobose, 3–4 mm. in diameter, reddish- or yellowish-brown.
Figures
Fig. 5.
Habitat
Evergreen bushland, wooded grassland, riverine; 900–2600 m., rarely coastal (Zanzibar)
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T7 T8 Z

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Searsia quartiniana (A.Rich.) A.J.Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 1987 Schimper [2188], Ethiopia Rhus quartiniana K000423126 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 1987 Quartin-Dillon [274], Ethiopia Rhus quartiniana K000423125 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1978 Stolz, A. [1738], Tanzania Rhus quartiniana K000423112 Unknown type material
Dec 10, 1962 Story, R. [4770], Botswana Rhus quartiniana K000282746
Dec 10, 1962 Codd, L.E. [7092], Namibia Rhus quartiniana K000282747
Dec 10, 1962 Enews, J. [391], Botswana Rhus quartiniana K000282745
Wild, H. [7080], Botswana Rhus quartiniana K000282748
Welwitsch [4415], Angola Rhus quartiniana K000423186 Unknown type material
Long, D.G. [694], Botswana Rhus quartiniana K000282751
Muller [2278], Botswana Rhus quartiniana K000282750
Smith, P.A. [199], Botswana Rhus quartiniana K000282749

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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

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