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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 4·5 m. tall; branches cylindric or ± angular, glabrous to ± densely rufo-tomentose, the oldest dull-green, lenticellate.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole often reddish, 1·5–4 cm. long, slender, subterete, slightly canaliculate above, densely pilose.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets very discolorous, greyish-green, glaucous or dull-green, sparsely pubescent with ± appressed hairs or, with age, glabrescent and ± shining above, densely and shortly whitish- or fulvous-tomentose below, with the margin somewhat revolute or flat, entire or with 1–2(3) teeth above the middle, rigidly coriaceous; midrib impressed or slightly raised towards the base on the upper surface, very prominent on the under surface; lateral nerves not or slightly visible on the upper surface, prominent beneath; reticulation not or scarcely visible above, concealed below; median leaflet (2·5) 5–8·5 × (0·9) 2–3·8 cm., lanceolate-elliptic to obovate-lanceolate, narrowing to both ends, acute and mucronate or sometimes obtuse at the apex, cuneate and ± shortly petiolulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal, longer than the leaves, ± dense, much branched, with the axis, branches, pedicels and bracts densely pilose; pedicels c. 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 0·75 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, dorsally pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe 5–6 × 4 × 3 mm., subglobose, somewhat asymmetrical, densely greyish-tomentose.

Native to:

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

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 30, 1982 Leichhardt, [Ludwig] [s.n.], Australia Rhus tomentosa K000355356 Unknown type material

First published in C.L.Lundell, Fl. Texas 3: 104 (1943)

Accepted by

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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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