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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Namibia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Suffrutex or shrub 0·3–1(3) m. high, with trailing woody roots and cylindric ± lanate or pubescent or glabrous stem and branches.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole (0·5) 1–4 cm. long, semi-terete, broadly canaliculate on the upper side, slightly marginate or somewhat winged, ± densely covered with a yellowish- or ferruginous-lanate tomentum, or glabrescent or glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets discolorous, green or brownish, coriaceous, entire, arachnoid-hairy, floccose-tomentose to glabrous above, ± densely yellowish- or ferruginous-lanate-tomentose with crisped hairs to glabrescent or glabrous below; midrib prominulous above, strongly prominent below; lateral nerves very slender and prominulous above, very prominent beneath; reticulation visible on both surfaces; median leaflet 5–12 × 1·6–4 (5·5) cm., oblanceolate, oblong, elliptic or subrhombic, acuminate and very acute to subobtuse and apiculate at the apex, sessile, cuneate or much narrowed at the base; lateral leaflets 3–9·5 × 1·3–4 cm., oblanceolate to ovate, asymmetric, acute to obtuse and apiculate at the apex, cuneate or somewhat rounded at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal and axillary, generally with a long axis and short lateral branches with the flowers in glomerules; pedicels very short.
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, lanate to glabrous, ovate, obtuse; petals whitish, or greenish or brownish, c. 1·3–1·8 mm. long, oblong, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: ovary globose; styles very short. Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, lanate to glabrous, ovate, obtuse; petals whitish, or greenish or brownish, c. 1·3–1·8 mm. long, oblong, obtuse.
sex Female
Female flowers: ovary globose; styles very short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe cinnamon-brownish, shining, 5–7 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Searsia kirkii (Oliv.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch [4425], Angola Rhus kirkii K000423102
Welwitsch [4426], Angola Rhus kirkii K000423103 Unknown type material
Welwitsch [4416], Angola Rhus kirkii K000423104 Unknown type material
Baum, H. [638], Angola Rhus kirkii K000423106 Unknown type material

First published in Bothalia 37: 169 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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