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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

Habit
Spreading shrub or small tree up to 8·5 m. tall, with rough greyish bark; young branchlets reddish-brown, shining, ± angular, glabrous or sometimes pilose, the old ones subterete, greyish or brownish, lenticellate.
Petiole
Petiole 1·5–5 cm. long, slender, glabrous or sometimes pilose, slightly canaliculate and margined on the upper surface.
Leaflets
Leaflets sessile, dull green above, lighter below (sometimes, when dried, brownish or blackish above and greyish or brownish-grey below), linear-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, membranous or ± rigid to subcoriaceous, glabrous or sometimes pilose mainly on the midrib; median leaflet 4–10·5(13·5) × (0·6)1–2(4·3) cm., abruptly cuneate at the base, the lateral ones smaller (about 1/3–2/3) and not so cuneate at the base, all acute or subacute at the apex, with the margin slightly revolute, entire or shallowly crenate-dentate; midrib slender, raised on both surfaces; lateral nerves (2–5 mm. apart) and reticulation scarcely visible.
Inflorescences
Panicles axillary and terminal, nearly as long as the leaves or the terminal ones slightly longer, lax with the axis and branches very sparsely furfuraceous, glabrous or pilose; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments white or pale yellow, c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate, obtuse; petals c. 1 mm. long, oblong; filaments c. 0·5 mm. long; anthers c. 0·2 mm. long; disk patelliform, 5-lobulate.
Flowers
Female flowers: ovary obliquely ovoid; styles deflexed; staminodes present. Male flowers: calyx-segments white or pale yellow, c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate, obtuse; petals c. 1 mm. long, oblong; filaments c. 0·5 mm. long; anthers c. 0·2 mm. long; disk patelliform, 5-lobulate.
Female
Female flowers: ovary obliquely ovoid; styles deflexed; staminodes present.
Fruits
Drupe yellow-brown to cinnamon-brown, shining, 4–5 mm. in diam., depressed-globose or subquadrate, slightly asymmetrical, smooth, glabrous.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Free State, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Searsia leptodictya (Diels) T.S.Yi, A.J.Mill. & J.Wen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 15, 1963 Mogg, A.O.D. [8917], South Africa Rhus leptodictya K000511025
Apr 15, 1963 Beer, J.S. de [81512], Botswana Rhus leptodictya K000511024
Brass, L.J. [17451], Malawi Rhus leptodictya K000423092 paratype
Leach, L.C. [125], Botswana Rhus leptodictya K000511027
Wild, H. [5181], Botswana Rhus leptodictya K000511026
Hansen, O.J. [3112], Botswana Rhus leptodictya K000511023
Wormold, A.J.B. [28/51], Zimbabwe Rhus leptodictya K000423090 paratype

First published in Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 33: 864 (2004)

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.
  • 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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