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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A small tree up to 7·5 m. tall.
Morphology Branches
Young branches greyish-brown to cinnamon, cylindric, striate, densely lenticellate, ± pilose, the oldest glabrescent to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, upright; petiole 0·3–0·6(1) cm. long, dorsally convex, flattened at the base, grooved above, ± densely pilose, especially when young, the hairs whitish, patent to subappressed; lamina (3) 4·4–11·2(14) × 1·5–3(4·8) cm., narrowly oblong, oblong to elliptic, rounded at both ends or a little narrowed towards the base, mucronulate at the apex, with a much thickened yellowish rather undulate margin, submembranous and soft when young, very coriaceous and rigid when older, dark brown to brown-ochraceous, ± pilose (mainly when young) and dull or ± shining above, greyish to greyish-brown and covered by a double indumentum (a layer of very short whitish appressed hairs and another of longer ± patent or subappressed ones, mainly on the nerves and veins) below; midrib impressed above, conspicuously raised beneath; lateral nerves and reticulation ± impressed above, mainly near the margin where the lamina is almost bullate, conspicuously raised below, the lateral nerves at an angle of 45°–50° with the midrib, straight or more usually somewhat arcuate, (2·5) 4–8 mm. apart in the median part of the lamina, 1–2-forked near the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, shorter than the leaves, in the upper axils, forming a terminal panicle leafy at the base, the female ones laxer than the male ones; branches slender, shortly villous; pedicels of the female flowers 2·5–4 mm. long, those of the male ones shorter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments c. 2 × 1·25 mm., lanceolate-triangular, acute, externally densely villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3·5 × 2 mm., oblong-rectangular, obtuse and flat at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments c. 1·5 mm. long; anthers c. 0·75 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe black, somewhat shining, 7–9 × 10 mm., globose or subglobose.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Torre, A.R. [2016], Mozambique K000423293 isotype

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 178 (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.

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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/
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