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

[FZ]

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

Flowers
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 1 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, reddish-glandular outside.
Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 1 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, reddish-glandular outside.
Corolla
Petals c. 2 mm. long, oblong.
Fruits
Drupe shining, 4 mm. in diam., subglobose.
Habit
A much-branched shrublet up to 0·6 m. tall; branches greyish, cylindric, rugose, hispidulous to glabrescent; branchlets brownish, densely hispidulous and fur-furaceous.
Petiole
Petiole 0·1–1·5 cm. long, canaliculate above, slightly marginate and sometimes a little winged towards the apex, ± hispidulous and furfuraceous.
Leaflets
Leaflets concolorous (greenish or pinkish-ochraceous to pale green when dried), rigidly coriaceous, glabrous when old, densely covered on both surfaces with an oppressed scrofulous layer of thin whitish or nearly translucent scales; median leaflet (0·6)1·8–3·5(6) × (0·3)0·7–1·4(2·5) cm., obovate-cuneate or oblanceolate-cuneate, obtuse or sometimes acute and mucronulate at the apex, the lateral ones ± equalling the median one and somewhat asymmetric at the base, all entire; midrib and lateral nerves prominent, a little more so on the upper surface; reticulation slightly prominent in both surfaces.
Inflorescences
Panicles with terminal ones up to 4·5 cm. long, and axillary ones ± equalling the leaves, with the axis, branches and bracts his-pidulous and reddish-furfuraceous-glandular; pedicels c. 1 mm. long.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrublet with puberulous to densely hirsute cylindric or slightly angular reddish-brown branchlets.
Petiole
Petiole 1–3 cm. long, stout, dorsally convex, canaliculate above, puberulous to hirsute.
Leaflets
Leaflets subconcolorous, narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate or spathulate, subcoriaceous, frequently brown-ferruginous when dried, puberulous to ± densely hirsute and reddish- or whitish-furfuraceous-glandular on both surfaces, the median one 3–7(9) × 1–1·5(2·5) cm., the lateral ones a little smaller, all rounded, obtuse or acute and mucronulate at the apex, margin sometimes ciliate, rather narrowed towards the base, entire; adult leaflets with the midrib and the rather ascendent lateral nerves raised on both sides but mainly below and the reticulation ± prominent above.
Inflorescences
Panicles axillary, narrow, ± equalling the leaves, with the axis and branches ± pilose and ferruginous-furfuraceous; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 1 mm. long, lanceolate, subobtuse, hairy outside.
Corolla
Petals 1·25–1·75 × 0·5–1 mm., ovate, obtuse.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Searsia magalismontana (Sond.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 5, 1979 Hansen, O.J. [3283], Botswana Rhus magalismontana K000511028
Schlechter, F.R.R. [3733], South Africa Rhus magalismontana K000423150 isotype
Rehmann, A. [4745], South Africa Rhus magalismontana K000423147 Unknown type material
Rehmann, A. [5329], South Africa Rhus magalismontana K000423148

First published in Bothalia 37: 170 (2007)

Accepted by

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. 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.

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