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

[FZ]

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

Habit
Straggling shrub up to 3 m. tall or small tree 3–4·5 m. high; branches reddish-brown, straight or tortuous, cylindric, slightly striate and sparsely lenticellate, glabrous to ± densely puberulous.
Petiole
Petiole reddish, 1·5–5 cm. long, stout, slightly canaliculate above, glabrous to ± puberulous.
Leaflets
Leaflets light- to dull-green or reddish-brown above, ochraceous to ferruginous below, rigidly coriaceous, glabrous on both surfaces except for a few hairs at the base, entire; median leaflet 5–10 × 2·8–5·5 cm., elliptic or broadly elliptic or nearly subcircular, roundish or obtuse to subacute and mucronate at the apex, cuneate and narrowed into a petiolule at the base; lateral leaflets a little smaller than the median one, oblong (up to 6 × 2·3 cm.) or elliptic (up to 8·7 × 5·3 cm.), obtuse at the apex, asymmetrical and oblique at the base; midrib slender, with both the lateral nerves and the very close reticulation prominent on both surfaces but more distinctly so below.
Inflorescences
Panicles terminal, very ample, up to 24 cm. long, the axis and the nearly divaricate branches reddish, rather thick, cylindric, glabrous to hispidulous; bracts 1·5–3 mm. long, lanceolate, acute; pedicels 0·5–1·5 mm. long.
Flowers
Flowers pale yellow.
Calyx
Calyx-segments ovate-lanceolate, subacute, glabrous or ciliate on the margin.
Corolla
Petals 1·5–1·75 mm. long, ovate, obtuse.
Stamens
Stamens with filaments 0·75 mm. long and anthers c. 0·5 mm. long.
Fruits
Drupe immature, black, subglobose.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Searsia tumulicola (S.Moore) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 37: 173 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

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