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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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 5 m. tall; branches dull brown or blackish (when dried), cylindric, pubescent or glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 1·5–6·5 cm. long, almost cylindric, narrowly canaliculate and marginate above, pubescent or glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets ± dull red-brown, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate (acumen flat or sometimes falcate, very acute, apiculate), entire and ± undulate at the margin, membranous to ± rigid or subcoriaceous, glabrous or ± pubescent on the margin, midrib and nerves; median leaflet (3)6–13(16) × (1·2)2·5–4(7) cm., cuneate and frequently petiolulate at the base, the lateral ones (2)2·5–7(12) × (0·8)1·3–3·5(5·5) cm., asymmetric and slightly cuneate or somewhat rounded at the base, very shortly petiolulate to sessile; midrib slightly raised in the upper surface, very prominent below; lateral nerves arcuate, slender, raised on both sides, reticulation lax, almost invisible or sometimes conspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal and axillary, ample, pyramidal, much branched, multiflorous, the terminal ones longer than the leaves, the axillary ones as long as the latter or somewhat longer; pedicels 1–2·5 mm. long.
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments 0·5 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, glabrous; petals c. 1·5 mm. long, elliptic, obtuse; filaments c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: ovary ovoid; styles reflexed; disk cupuliform, 5-lobulate; staminodes present. Male flowers: calyx-segments 0·5 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, glabrous; petals c. 1·5 mm. long, elliptic, obtuse; filaments c. 1 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers: ovary ovoid; styles reflexed; disk cupuliform, 5-lobulate; staminodes present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe pinkish-yellow to reddish-brown, shining, (4)5(6) mm. in diam., globose, glabrous.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Searsia chirindensis (Baker f.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [168], Zimbabwe Rhus chirindensis K000423089 Unknown type material

First published in Bothalia 37: 167 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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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