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

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 7 m. high, often thorny; branchlets brownish and spreading hairy; old branches dark greyish.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 1–2.5 cm. long, slender, terete, pubescent, somewhat longitudinally grooved above; median leaflet oblanceolate to elliptic, 3–8 cm. long, 1–2.3 cm. broad, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base; lateral leaflets normally 2/3 or 3/4 the size of the median one, elliptic; all glaucous (pale greenish and slightly darker above when dry), entire or some with dentate margin, submembranous, appressed pilose or sometimes densely sericeous, occasionally nearly glabrous; midrib and lateral nerves slender, raised on both surfaces and more prominent beneath; reticulation very close and visible on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles 2–5(–7) cm. long, terminal and axillary, pubescent; bracts ± 1 mm. long; flowers glomerulate in Flora area.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 0.5–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, 1.2–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe subglobose, slightly compressed when dried, 3–4 mm. in diameter.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree up to 9 m. tall; branches ochraceous or brownish-reddish, ± densely pubescent with somewhat long hairs or puberulous.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 1·5–6 cm. long, subcylindric or nearly so, ± densely hairy, rarely more than half as long as the median leaflet.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets ± discolorous, green or dark-green above and paler or ochraceous below, or concolorous (light green), papyraceous to subcoriaceous, with ± appressed hairs on the upper surface and patent ones on the under surface, entire or with some teeth in the upper part; median leaflet 4–10·5 × 2·4–6 cm., elliptic or ovate to obovate or subcircular, rounded, truncate or emarginate (rarely acute) at the apex, cuneate and sessile at the base, or contracted into a very short petiolule; lateral leaflets c. 1/3–1/2 as long as the median, with ±; asymmetric base and obtuse or rarely acute apex; midrib a little raised above, more so below, lateral nerves slender, arcuate, not prominent or sunk on the upper surface, raised beneath, as also the reticulation (sometimes concealed by the indumentum) which is visible on the upper surface in the oldest leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal and axillary in the upper leaf-axils, forming a large inflorescence (c. 30 cm. long), ± densely hairy, the terminal ones frequently with some bract-like leaves at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers shortly pedicellate or subsessile, glomerulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 0·5 mm. long, ovate, hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow or whitish, c. 1 mm. long, oblong-ovate, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe red or brownish-red, c. 5 mm. in diam., globose.

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree up to 10 m. high; branches ochraceous or brownish reddish, somewhat densely pubescent with long hairs or puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 1.5–3(–6) cm. long, subcylindric, pubescent; median leaflets ovate to obovate, elliptic or subcircular, 4–10.5 cm. long, 2–6.5 cm. broad, rounded and truncate or emarginate (rarely acute) at the apex, cuneate and sessile or shortly petiolulate at the base; lateral leaflets normally 1/2–3/4 as long as the median, obtuse or rarely acute at the apex, somewhat asymmetric at the base; all leaflets somewhat discolorous, green or dark green above and paler or ochraceous below, or concolorous (light green), papyraceous to subcoriaceous, with rather appressed hairs on the upper surface and spreading ones beneath, margin entire or sometimes toothed towards the apex; midrib slightly raised above and prominent beneath; lateral nerves slender and raised beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to 20 cm. long, terminal and in the upper leaf-axils, densely hairy, the terminal one usually with bractlike leaves at the base; flowers shortly pedicellate or sessile, glomerate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments ovate, ± 0.5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-ovate, ± 1 mm. long and 0.5 mm. broad, obtuse at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe globose (flattish, discoid when dried), 3–5 mm. in diameter, red or brownish red.
Habitat
Upland evergreen bushland, forest edges, on hill slopes and valleys, on lake shores and along river banks, and in wooded grassland (often on termite mounds or other thicketed places); 800–2700 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 Cameroun to Ethiopia,

Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Chad, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Searsia pyroides (Burch.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burchell [1796], South Africa Rhus pyroides K000423038 Unknown type material
Rehmann, A. [4742], South Africa Rhus pyroides K000423160
Rehmann, A. [4742], South Africa Rhus pyroides K000423161 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 1987 Roth, D. [212], Ethiopia Rhus vulgaris K000423120 Unknown type material
Buchwald [180], Tanzania Rhus vulgaris K000423113
Gilbert Rogers, C. [711], Kenya Rhus vulgaris K000423114 Unknown type material
Gilbert Rogers, C. [711], Kenya Rhus vulgaris K000423115
Gilbert Rogers, C. [711], Kenya Rhus vulgaris K000423116

First published in Bothalia 37: 171 (2007)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

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.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

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