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This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to W. Central DR Congo, Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Suffrutex 30–80 cm. high, arising from a horizontal woody rootstock; stems slender, glabrous or with simple minute scattered hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 1–3 cm. long, semiterete, barely grooved above, glabrous or with simple minute hairs; leaflets obovate to elliptic-obovate, 2–5.5(–7) cm. long, 1–3 cm. broad, the terminal one generally larger than the 2 laterals, obtuse at the apex, the terminal one cuneate at the base and with a petiolule up to 3 mm. long, the laterals often somewhat asymmetric at the base and subsessile, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous, midrib prominulous above and prominent beneath; lateral nerves and reticulation visible on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of loose terminal and axillary panicles 1–5 cm. long, pubescent; flowers laxly inserted (not glomerate); pedicels 1–2 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes ovate, 0.5–0.7 mm. long, pilose outside, green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, 0.8–1 mm. long, 0.5–0.6 mm. broad, greenish cream.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens as long as or slightly shorter than the petals in ♂; filaments pale green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary globose, glabrous; styles 3, persistent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes subglobose, up to 4 mm. long and up to 4 mm. in diameter, dull red when ripe, shining.
Habitat
In lake basin or river bank swamps; ± 1200 m.
Distribution
U4

Native to:

Angola, Uganda, Zaïre

Searsia kwangoensis (Van der Veken) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 37: 169 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0