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

[FZ]

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

Habit
A much-branched spreading shrub up to 3 m. tall, glabrous; young branchlets cinnamon-brown, subflexuous, subangular, the oldest ones greyish, rugose, lenticellate.
Petiole
Petiole 2–3 cm. long, stout, rigid, dorsally convex and slightly canaliculate and marginate above towards the apex.
Leaflets
Leaflets pale greyish-green (when dried), linear or linear-lanceolate, attenuate and very acute at the apex, margin generally ± erose-dentate or pinnatifid, narrowed towards the base, the teeth somewhat recurved and acute, rarely entire, coriaceous, usually covered with a layer of resin; median leaflet 6·2–12 × 0·2–0·9 cm. (with the teeth), lateral ones smaller and falcate; midrib raised on both sides, lateral nerves very slightly prominent on both surfaces, reticulation usually slightly prominent.
Inflorescences
Panicles as long as or shorter than the leaves, very lax, branches slender; pedicels 1·5–3 mm., glabrous.
Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate, glabrous.
Corolla
Petals c. 1 mm. long.
Filaments
Filaments c. 1 mm. long; anthers c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate-subcircular in outline.
Disc
Disk 10-lobulate.
Fruits
Drupe yellowish, shining, c. 4 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Lesotho, Northern Provinces

Searsia erosa (Thunb.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
unknown [2119/2], South Africa Rhus erosa K000422978
Burchell [2697], South Africa Rhus erosa K000422976 Unknown type material
Burchell, W.J. [2799], South Africa Rhus erosa K000422977
Cooper, T. [487], South Africa Rhus erosa K000422979
Burchell, W.T. [2729], South Africa Rhus erosa K000422980

First published in Bothalia 37: 168 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
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