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This species is accepted, and its native range is Coastal Mozambique to SE. Cape Prov.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrub 2·5–3 m. high or small tree up to 8 m. tall with the bark of the branchlets greyish or whitish and those of the old branches dull-grey, lenticellate and rough.
Petiole
Petiole 1·5–3·5(4) cm. long, convex below, canaliculate above.
Leaflets
Leaflets slightly or conspicuously discolorous (greenish-grey on both sides or dull green or brownish above and greenish-grey below), entire or undulate-crenate at the margin, papyraceous or subcoriaceous, with the midrib slightly raised on the upper surface, prominent below, the lateral nerves slightly raised on both surfaces, more so on the upper one, reticulation scarcely or not at all visible; median leaflet 2·5–9 × 1–3·5 cm., obovate, oblong or elliptic, obtuse or rounded and sometimes emarginate at the apex (rarely acute), ± cuneate at the base; lateral leaflets (1·8) 2·5–7 × 1–3·5 cm., sessile, ovate, obovate or oblong-obovate, rounded and sometimes emarginate at the apex, somewhat cuneate at the base.
Inflorescences
Panicles lax, up to 12 cm. long, generally shorter than the leaves, with the axis and branches ± pilose; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Flowers
Female flowers: calyx-segments 0·3–0·5 mm. long, ovate; petals whitish or greenish, 1–1·5 mm. long, oblong; disk shallowly 5-lobulate; ovary subglobose; styles 0·5–0·7 mm. long, reflexed; stigmas subcapitate; staminodes present.
Female
Female flowers: calyx-segments 0·3–0·5 mm. long, ovate; petals whitish or greenish, 1–1·5 mm. long, oblong; disk shallowly 5-lobulate; ovary subglobose; styles 0·5–0·7 mm. long, reflexed; stigmas subcapitate; staminodes present.
Fruits
Drupe shining, 5–6 mm. in diam., glabrous.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Shrub 2–3 m. high or a small tree up to 8 m.; bark of the branchlets greyish or whitish and those of the old branches dull grey, lenticellate and rough; branchlets, especially the flowering ones sometimes densely tomentose.
Leaves
Petiole 1.5–3.5(–4) cm. long, convex below, longitudinally grooved above, glabrous or pubescent; median leaflet obovate, oblong or elliptic, 2.5–9 cm. long, 1–3.5 cm. broad, obtuse or rounded and sometimes emarginate at the apex (rarely acute), somewhat cuneate at the base; lateral leaflets ovate, obovate or oblong-obovate, (1.8–)2.5–7 cm. long, 1–3.5 cm. broad, rounded and sometimes emarginate at the apex, somewhat cuneate at the base, sessile; all leaflets slightly or conspicuously discolorous (greenish grey on both surfaces or dull green or brownish above and greenish grey beneath), entire or undulate-crenate along the margin, papyraceous or subcoriaceous; midrib slightly raised on the upper surface and prominent beneath; lateral nerves slightly raised on both surfaces but more so on the upper surface; reticulation scarcely or not at all visible.
Inflorescences
Panicles up to 12 cm. long, lax, generally shorter than the leaves, the axis and branches somewhat pilose; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx-segments ovate, 0.3–0.5 mm. long.
Corolla
Petals oblong, 1–1.5 mm. long, whitish or greenish.
Staminodes
Staminodes present in ♀.
Disc
Disk shallowly 5-lobulate.
Ovary
Ovary subglobose; styles 0.5–0.7 mm. long, reflexed; stigmas subcapitate.
Fruits
Drupe oblong-reniform, 5–6 mm. in diameter, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 4.
Habitat
Deciduous and evergreen bushland and woodland, riverine associations, forest edges, often on well-drained slopes; 1–3000 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 P T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 Guinée to Somalia and tropical Arabia, southwards to South Africa (Natal)

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Shrub or small tree; branchlets pale brown becoming greyish or whitish, glabrous to densely hairy
Leaflets
Middle leaflets oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, 2–9 x 1–3.5 cm, up to 3.5 times longer than wide, cuneate at the base, rounded to retuse or rarely acute at the apex, lateral leaflets shorter, some leaflets often obscurely crenulate in upper part, glabrous or almost so; midrib and lateral nerves ± prominent, tertiary veins obscure; petiole 1–3.5(–4) cm long
Inflorescences
Panicles usually shorter than the leaves
Fruits
Drupes ± kidney-shaped, longest dimension 5–7 mm, red.
Distribution
N1–3 Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and westwards to Guinea and south to Natal and eastern Cape, tropical Arabia.
Ecology
Altitude range 1100–1650 m.
Vernacular
Ilka adaye, ilka cadeeye (Somali).

[FWTA]

Anacardiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
A small shrub 4–10 ft. high
Flowers
Flowers greenish
Fruits
Fruits shining brown.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Searsia natalensis (Bernh. ex C.Krauss) F.A.Barkley appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schweinfurth, G. [2608], Sudan Rhus natalensis K000423130 Unknown type material
Harvey, South Africa Rhus natalensis K000422998
Quartin-Dillon [272], Ethiopia Rhus natalensis K000423127
Quartin-Dillon [271], Ethiopia Rhus natalensis K000423128
Quartin-Dillon [280], Ethiopia Rhus natalensis K000423129
Holst, C. [8919], Tanzania Rhus natalensis K000423117
Holst, C. [2519a], Tanzania Rhus natalensis K000423118 Unknown type material
Krauss [395], South Africa Rhus natalensis K000422999
Fischer [134], Tanzania Rhus natalensis K000423119
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi Rhus natalensis K000614720

First published in Lilloa 23: 253 (1950)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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