Searsia chirindensis (Baker f.) Moffett

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Searsia chirindensis

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Chikukwa Camp, lower Chimanimani Mts

Searsia chirindensis

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Chikukwa Camp, lower Chimanimani Mts

Searsia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upstream from Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Searsia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upstream from Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Searsia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upstream from Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Searsia chirindensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upstream from Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Rhus chirindensis Baker f.
Rhus legatii Schonland
Common names: Red currant rhus (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, often straggling with young coppicing stems often spiny. Leaflets ovate to broadly lanceolate, up to 10-13 cm long, terminal leaflet largest, apex with a long pointed drip-tip; margin entire, often wavy; petiole often pinkish. Inflorescences in large axillary or terminal branched sprays up to 20 cm long. Flowers small, creamy yellow. Fruit a round reddish-brown drupe, up to 7 mm wide.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chirindensis: of the Chirinda Forest.
Habitat: In forest and forest clearings, in open woodland and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Anaphe reticulata (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 January 2020
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 484. As Searsia chirindensis (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 47.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 567.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 22.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 254.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 605 - 606. (Includes a picture).

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 58. As Rhus legati

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 17.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 310 - 311. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 398 - 399. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 460 - 461. as Searsia chirindensis (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 87.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Searsia chirindensis
African Plant Database: Searsia chirindensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Searsia chirindensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Searsia chirindensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Searsia chirindensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Searsia chirindensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Searsia chirindensis
Plants of the World Online: Searsia chirindensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Searsia chirindensis
Tropicos: Searsia chirindensis
Wikipedia: Searsia chirindensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Searsia chirindensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136660, retrieved 1 October 2020

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