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

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 3 m. tall, or a small tree, with the young parts frequently covered with shining resin; old branches brown or greyish, cylindric, glabrous, irregularly fissured; branchlets ± angular, brownish-red or greyish, shortly puberulous with white hairs.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 0·5–1·7 cm. long, canaliculate above, winged in the upper part, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets nearly concolorous when dried (dull brownish-red) or somewhat glaucescent or greyish above, spathulate, narrowly to broadly obovate-cuneate or subrhombic, blunt or emarginate at the apex, entire, sessile, sub-coriaceous to coriaceous, glabrous on both surfaces, the median one (1·5)2–7 × (0·5)0·7–2·7 cm., the lateral ones c. 2/3 as long as the median one; midrib raised on both surfaces; lateral nerves very slender, subprominent; venation usually not visible.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles axillary and terminal, shorter to slightly longer than the leaves, puberulous, sometimes resinous; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 0–5 mm. long, triangular-ovate, frequently puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 1–5 mm. long, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe reddish, shining, 3·5 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Searsia lucida (L.) F.A.Barkley appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drege [6791], South Africa Rhus lucida K000423008
Rehmann, A. [272], South Africa Rhus lucida K000423007 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
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