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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to S. Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dense shrub or small tree up to 8 m. tall; branches dark-brown to reddish-brown, cylindric, striate, glabrous or glabrescent; branchlets glabrous to ± densely and shortly fulvous-tomentose.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 2–6 cm. long, canaliculate above, ± fulvous-tomentose to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets discolorous (darker above than below), subcoriaceous, generally acute, sometimes obtuse, entire, sparsely pilose to glabrous on the lamina, ± densely pilose on the midrib and nerves, sometimes (when young) covered with resin and shining; median leaflet 6–15 × 3–7·3 cm., rhombic to elliptic, ± narrowed towards the apex, narrowing to the base and sometimes petiolulate, the petiolule up to 1 cm. long; lateral leaflets somewhat smaller than the median one, broadly elliptic to rhombic, asymmetric and scarcely cuneate at the base; midrib and lateral nerves prominulous above, rather prominent below, reticulation close, ± visible on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles axillary and terminal up to 30 × 25 cm., lax, with the axis and branches ± pubescent; pedicels 0·5–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate, pubescent; petals greenish to yellowish, c. 1·5 mm. long, oblong-ovate.
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate, pubescent; petals greenish to yellowish, c. 1·5 mm. long, oblong-ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe brown, 3–5 mm. in diam., glabrous and shining.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A much branched shrub or small tree 1–8 m. high; branches dark brown to reddish brown, cylindric, striate, glabrous or glabrescent; branchlets glabrous to rather densely and shortly fulvous tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 2–6 cm. long, longitudinally grooved above, fulvous tomentose to glabrous; median leaflets rhombic to elliptic, 6–15 cm. long, 3–7.3 cm. broad, generally acute at the apex, sometimes obtuse, cuneate or narrowly so at the base and sometimes petiolulate; lateral leaflets broadly elliptic to rhombic, somewhat smaller than the median one, asymmetric and scarcely cuneate at the base; all discolorous (darker above than beneath), subcoriaceous, margin entire, sparsely pilose to glabrous on the lamina, rather densely appressed pilose on the midrib and nerves, young ones sometimes covered with resin and shining; midrib and lateral nerves prominulous above, rather prominent beneath, reticulation close and somewhat visible on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to 30 cm. long, axillary and terminal, lax; axis and branches usually pubescent; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes ovate, ± 0.5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-ovate, 1.3–1.5 mm. long, greenish to yellowish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe 3–5 mm. in diameter, glabrous, shining, brown.
Habitat
Damp places along streams and swamp edges; 900–1600 m.
Distribution
T4 T7 T8 U4

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Searsia anchietae (Ficalho & Hiern) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch [4424], Angola Rhus anchietae K000423180 Unknown type material

First published in Bothalia 37: 167 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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