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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1–2·5 m. high or small tree up to 6 m. tall; old branches dull greyish-brown, smooth or slightly striated, lenticellate, glabrous, sometimes thorny; young branches and petioles reddish or fulvous, glabrous to ± densely pilose or hispid-villous, all the hairs very short and crisped or mixed with long patent ones.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 0·6–4 cm. long, slender, dorsally convex, slightly canaliculate above.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Median leaflet 1·7–8(9) × 0·9–5 cm., lanceolate-elliptic, elliptic, or more frequently obovate, narrowing to a triangular-cuneate base, entire or with 1–4(5) obtuse or acute and mucronate teeth in the upper part; lateral leaflets 1–3 × 0·6–2·3 cm., rarely sub-equalling the median leaflet or 1/3–2/3 shorter, at a right or obtuse angle to the median one, narrowly to broadly elliptic, acute or obtuse at the apex, dull green on the upper surface, paler below, entire or with 1–3(4) teeth in the upper part, somewhat cuneate or rounded at the base, all membranous to ± rigid, glabrous or more frequently ± pilose or hispid mainly on the midrib and nerves; midrib impressed or prominulous above, prominent beneath; lateral nerves visible above but not raised, prominent beneath; reticulation inconspicuous above, immersed below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal and axillary, shorter to longer than the leaves, dense, with the axis and branches glabrous or sparsely pilose to ± densely hispid, the patent hairs usually mixed with short crisped ones; pedicels 1·5–2 mm. long.
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments 0·75 mm. long, triangular, hispid on the back; petals greenish-yellow, 1·5–2 mm. long, ovate, obtuse; filaments c. 1 mm. long; disk 5-lobulate, lobules crenulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: ovary subglobose; styles c. 0–5 mm. long, slightly connate at the base; stigmas capitate; disk cupuliform, 5-lobulate. Male flowers: calyx-segments 0·75 mm. long, triangular, hispid on the back; petals greenish-yellow, 1·5–2 mm. long, ovate, obtuse; filaments c. 1 mm. long; disk 5-lobulate, lobules crenulate.
sex Female
Female flowers: ovary subglobose; styles c. 0–5 mm. long, slightly connate at the base; stigmas capitate; disk cupuliform, 5-lobulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe reddish, shining, 4 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Searsia dentata (Thunb.) F.A.Barkley appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burchell [4819], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423032 Unknown type material
Cooper, J. [850], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423025
Drege [s.n.], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423033 Unknown type material
Sutherland [s.n.], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423027 Unknown type material
Cooper, T. [422], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423028
Cooper, T. [275], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423029
Cooper, T. [274], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423030
Cooper, T. [274], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423031
Rehmann, A. [6863], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423024
Rehmann, A. [4744], South Africa Rhus dentata K000423026 Unknown type material

First published in Prosp. Iraq Biol. 3: 54 (1962-1963 publ. 1965)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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