Searsia longipes (Engl.) Moffett
var. longipes

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Searsia longipes var. longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Searsia longipes var. longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Searsia longipes var. longipes

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero

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Synonyms: Rhus glutinosa Hochst. ex A.Rich. var. obtusifolia Engl.
Rhus longipes Engl. var. longipes
Rhus longipes Engl. var. grandifolia (Oliv.) Meikle
Rhus ruzizensis Engl.
Rhus villosa L. f. var. grandifolia Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: A scandent invader of enriched areas, shallow-rooted, quick-growing and rapidly invading the canopy. New leaves and flower in August. Longhorn beetles girdle stems 1-2cm in diameter.
Derivation of specific name: longipes: long-stalked (referring to the stalk of the leaf)
Habitat: In open woodland, margins of forest and thickets, often along rivers.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 486. As Searsia longipes longipes (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 574. (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.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 29. As Rhus longipes

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 22.

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

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 123.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Searsia longipes var. longipes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136720, retrieved 6 August 2020

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