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

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree 6–8 m. tall or a robust shrub; branches with many densely leafy branchlets, brownish- or reddish- or greyish-appressed-puberulous to glabrescent, cylindric, slightly striate on the lower parts, a little more striate or sulcate on the upper parts.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or the uppermost ones subverticillate or verticillate; petiole 1–3 cm. long, slender, dorsally convex, flattened near the base and narrowly furrowed to the apex on the upper surface, from cinnamon-coloured to dark brown, very sparsely and appressed-pilose, rarely with somewhat longer patent hairs; lamina very discolorous (dark green to nearly black and glabrous on the upper surface, distinctly cinereous when young, sometimes greyish-green when older on the under surface, i.e. densely covered by minute very appressed hairs), 4–14 × 1–3·3 cm., oblong to narrowly elliptic, narrowing to both ends, frequently folded and arched at the midrib, attenuate to acute (rarely rounded) and mucronate at the apex, with slightly thickened frequently undulate margin, usually acute at the base, membranous to papyraceous; midrib a little impressed above, very prominent beneath; lateral nerves very slender, not or only slightly raised above, darker-coloured than the lamina, sparsely appressed-puberulous and not at all raised below, 1·5–4 mm. apart in the median part of lamina, rather regularly forked at 2–2·5 mm. from the margin; reticulation invisible on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal and axillary, the later shorter than the leaves, with cinereous sulcate axis and branches, the male ones very dense; pedicels 1–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 1 × 1 mm., ovate-triangular, minutely appressed-pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 3 × 1·25 mm., hairy like the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe black, somewhat shining, 6·5–8 × 9·5–12 × 4·5–5 mm., transversally ellipsoid, compressed.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Ozoroa engleri R.Fern. & A.Fern. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 153 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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/
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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