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

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrub up to 3 m. tall; branches greyish to brownish, cylindric, glabrous or puberulous; branchlets sometimes densely cinereous- or whitish-villous and somewhat spinescent.
Petiole
Petiole 0·5–1·5 cm. long, subterete, canaliculate above, slender, sparsely hairy.
Leaflets
Leaflets usually discolorous (dark green above, paler below), membranous, at first ± sparsely and subappressed-pubescent and scrofulous on both surfaces, later glabrescent or glabrous, margin entire or with 3 blunt teeth at the apex; midrib prominent on both surfaces, lateral nerves not or very slightly raised on both surfaces, tertiary nerves and reticulation not visible; median leaflet 1·8–3·3 × 0·4–1·4 cm., elongate-cuneate, the lateral ones c. half as long as the median one, obovate and not so cuneate at the base.
Inflorescences
Panicles terminal and axillary, usually shorter than the leaves, pubescent.
Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, triangular, obtuse, pubescent.
Corolla
Petals 0·75–1 mm. long, ovate, obtuse.
Fruits
Drupe cinnamon-brown to dark-brown, shining, c. 3–3·5 mm. in diam., compressed, subcircular in outline.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Searsia pentheri (Zahlbr.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Medley Wood, J. [5706], South Africa Rhus pentheri K000423014 Unknown type material

First published in Bothalia 37: 171 (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.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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