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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrublet up to 1 m. tall with the branchlets, petioles, axis and branches of the inflorescences ± densely pilose, the hairs slender, whitish, patent or crisped; bark of the stem and older branches reddish-brown.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole up to 6 cm. long, sub-cylindric, flat or slightly canaliculate above, glabrous with age.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets discolorous (brownish-green above, lighter below), obovate to elliptic, narrowing at both ends, acuminate at the apex, the acumen up to 0·8 cm. long, cuspidate, plicate and falcate, with entire revolute margin; median leaflet 2·3–8 × 1–3·5 cm., cuneate at the base and petiolulate, the petiolule up to 0·8 cm. long; lateral leaflets 1·3–7 × 0·6–2·8 cm., not so cuneate or sometimes rounded at the base; midrib and lateral nerves slightly raised above, very prominent below, reticulation fairly visible on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal, up to 10 cm. long, pyramidal; pedicels c. 1·5 mm. long, glabrous.
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·75 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, glabrous; petals c. 1·5 mm. long, oblong-ovate; filaments c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers not seen. Male flowers: calyx-segments c. 0·75 mm. long, ovate, obtuse, glabrous; petals c. 1·5 mm. long, oblong-ovate; filaments c. 1 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers not seen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe brownish, c. 5 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Malawi

Searsia monticola (Meikle) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 22, 1962 Chapman [606], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210501
Dec 10, 1962 Brass, L.J. [16656], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210505 Unknown type material
Dec 10, 1962 Adamson, G. [351], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210500
Brummitt, R.K. [11356], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210504
Chapman, J.D. [7941], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210499
Chapman, J.D. [5757], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210502
Chapman, J.D. [5863], Malawi Rhus monticola K000210503

First published in Bothalia 37: 170 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

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