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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to N. Botswana.

[FZ]

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

Habit
A shrub or small tree up to 4·5 m. tall; old branches dull-greyish, lenticellate, glabrous, the younger ones brownish-grey, glabrous or sparsely patent-pilose.
Petiole
Petiole 1·5–2·5 cm. long, flat and slightly marginate above, glabrous or pilose.
Leaflets
Leaflets glaucous or pale grey-green on the upper surface, paler below, coriaceous, glabrous or very sparsely pilose, rounded or retuse, or emarginate at the apex with the margin shallowly crenate, median leaflet (2·5) 4·5–8·5 × 1·5–5 cm., obovate to subcircular, narrowed and cuneate at the base; lateral leaflets obovate to subcircular, rounded and frequently emarginate at the apex, almost cuneate to rounded at the base; midrib and lateral nerves raised mainly on the under surface, reticulation conspicuous above.
Inflorescences
Panicles shorter than the leaves, lax, with the axis and branches pilose.
Flowers
Male flowers: calyx-segments 0·5 mm. long, ovate, obtuse; petals c. 1·25 mm. long, ovate-oblong, obtuse; filaments c. 0·5 mm. long.
Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments 0·5 mm. long, ovate, obtuse; petals c. 1·25 mm. long, ovate-oblong, obtuse; filaments c. 0·5 mm. long.
Fruits
Drupe yellowish-brown, shining or somewhat pruinose, 4 × 5 mm., compressed, subquadrate, asymmetrical.

Native to:

Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Searsia lucens (Hutch.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 17, 1962 Miller, O.B. [1328], Botswana Rhus lucens K000511020
Hutchinson, J. [3473], Zimbabwe Rhus lucens K000423093 Unknown type material
Hutchinson, J. [3473], Zimbabwe Rhus lucens K000423094

First published in Bothalia 37: 170 (2007)

Literature

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  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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