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

[FZ]

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

Habit
Shrub or small tree with cylindric greyish- or pale rufous-villous stems and spinescent often divaricate branches.
Petiole
Petiole 0·7–1·8 cm. long, densely hairy, slender, slightly sulcate above.
Leaflets
Leaflets subconcolorous to ± discolorous (the upper surface dark green the under one lighter), rigidly membranous, ± villous (mainly on the nerves below), rounded or emarginate at the apex, with entire or sparsely crenate somewhat revolute margin; median-leaflet 1·2–3·3 × 1–1·5 cm., obovate, cuneate at the base, the lateral ones obovate-oblong, not cuneate and nearly symmetrical; midrib slightly impressed, lateral nerves usually deeply so above, raised beneath, reticulation neither prominent nor visible.
Inflorescences
Panicles axillary and terminal, shorter to slightly longer than the leaves, hairy.
Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, ± ovate, pilose.
Corolla
Petals 1·25 mm. long, oblong.
Fruits
Drupe blackish at maturity, 4 mm. in diam., subglobose.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Searsia refracta (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 37: 172 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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