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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A large scandent shrub, forming a small tree if supported; branches drooping; branchlets greenish purple or reddish, with brown conspicuously raised lenticels; older branches grey-brown, cylindric, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 2–6 cm. long, terete but shallowly grooved above, glabrous or rarely pilose; leaflets, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, (3–)5–12.5 cm. long, (1.5–)2–5.3 cm. broad, the median usually longer than the two laterals, sessile, the laterals frequently asymmetric, acute to acuminate at the apex, cuneate (median) or asymmetric (laterals) at the base, margin entire, papery, deep mid-green and slightly glossy above, and pale green beneath, glabrous; midrib purplish, both midrib and lateral nerves conspicuous on both surfaces but prominent beneath; reticulation lax and conspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles 6–24 cm. long, terminal and axillary, the terminal one much longer, usually longer than the leaves, pyramidal, glabrous or minutely pilose and glandular, occasionally pubescent; pedicels 1–3 mm. long, usually glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments ovate, 0.5–1 mm. long, pilose outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-ovate, 1–2 mm. long, 0.8–1 mm. broad, obtuse, pale green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes present in ♀.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subglobose, unilocular with 3 styles, sometimes 2-lobed and 2-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe globose or reniform, 7–9 mm. in diameter, orange to reddish, glabrous and shining.
Figures
Fig. 6.
Habitat
Montane forest; 1800–2600 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Searsia brenanii (Kokwaro) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1978 Brennan, J.P.M. [8202], Tanzania Rhus brenanii K000423108
Jan 1, 1978 Brennan, J.P.M. [8202], Tanzania Rhus brenanii K000423109

First published in Bothalia 37: 167 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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