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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Shrub or small tree to 6 m high; branchlets slender, usually pendent, reddish-brown, glabrous
Leaflets
Middle leaflet lanceolate, 8–20 x 0.7–4.7 cm, 3.7–11 times longer than wide, cuneate at the base, acute to acuminate at the apex, often finely crisped at margins, glabrous; tertiary veins not prominent; petiole 3.5–5.5 cm long
Inflorescences
Panicles lax and drooping, glabrous
Fruits
Drupes subglobose, 3.5–4.5 mm in diam., glossy, pinkish.
Distribution
N1–3; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, tropical Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 840–1620 m.
Vernacular
Siinsay, sisaay (Somali).

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Searsia retinorrhoea (Steud. ex Oliv.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [1430], Ethiopia Rhus retinorrhoea K000423123 syntype
Schimper [1627], Ethiopia Rhus retinorrhoea K000423124 syntype

First published in Bothalia 37: 172 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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