Rhus longipes Engl.
var. longipes

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Rhus longipes var. longipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Rhus longipes var. longipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Rhus longipes var. longipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero

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Synonyms: Searsia longipes (Engl.) Moffett var. longipes
Common names: Large-leaved rhus (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree with long drooping stems and branches. The trifoliolate leaves bear obovate-elliptic leaflets with conspicuous net-veining. Flowers small, yellowish-green, in axillary and terminal inflorescences. The fruits are small and flesh-coloured. The fruits of this, and various species of Rhus, are raisin-like in taste when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: longipes: long-stalked (referring to the stalk of the leaf)
Habitat: In open woodland and thickets, often along rivers.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 56. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 35.

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.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 613 - 614.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 38.

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Flora of Malawi: Rhus longipes var. longipes
Flora of Zambia: Rhus longipes var. longipes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rhus longipes var. longipes

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhus longipes
African Plant Database: Rhus longipes
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rhus longipes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rhus longipes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhus longipes
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhus longipes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhus longipes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rhus longipes
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Rhus longipes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhus longipes
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhus longipes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus longipes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhus longipes
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhus longipes
Tropicos: Rhus longipes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Rhus longipes var. longipes.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136720, retrieved 19 February 2018

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