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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi to N. Mozambique.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 5 m. tall; branches brownish-red, glabrescent, cylindric, slightly striate, lenticellate, the lenticels very small, roundish; branchlets hispidulous.
Petiole
Petiole (3·5)5–10·5 cm. long, slender, subcylindric, a little grooved on the upper side, reddish-brown, ± densely hispidulous to glabrous.
Leaflets
Leaflets nearly concolorous (brownish on both sides in dry state, sometimes a little darker above), lanceolate-acuminate, narrowed to a very acute subfiliform apex, with entire subtranslucent whitish-edged margin, cuneate at the base, membranous to papyraceous, the youngest ones ± hispid on the midrib and margin and sparsely so on the lamina, the oldest ones glabrous; median leaflet 5–12 × 1·5–3·3 cm., the lateral ones a little smaller or sometimes subequal; midrib slender, prominent on both surfaces, lateral nerves not or only slightly raised on both surfaces, reticulation not visible above, sometimes conspicuous but not raised below.
Inflorescences
Panicles up to 13 cm. long, terminal and axillary, multiflorous, with the axis, branches and pedicels (1–2 mm. long) hispidulous.
Calyx
Calyx-segments 0·5 mm. long, lanceolate, acute, hispidulous.
Corolla
Petals 1·25 × 0·5 mm., ovate-oblong, subacute; filaments 0·75 mm. long.
Fruits
Drupe immature black, c. 2·5 mm. in diam., circular in outline.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique

Searsia acuminatissima (R.Fern. & A.Fern.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 29, 1963 Clements, J.B. [121], Malawi Rhus acuminatissima K000318093
Brummitt, R.K. [15121], Malawi Rhus acuminatissima K000318096 Unknown type material
Muller, T. [1973], Mozambique Rhus acuminatissima K000318095
Torre, A.R. [10245], Mozambique Rhus acuminatissima K000318094
Timberlake, J. [5271], Mozambique Rhus acuminatissima K000614000

First published in Bothalia 37: 166 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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