African Plant Database

Rhus tenuinervis Engl.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 4: 423 (1883)
Information on the genus : Rhus
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhus tenuinervis Engl. var. tenuinervis (1883)
 Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett (2007)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhus commiphoroides Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Rhus tenuinervis var. meikleana R. Fern. & A. Fern. (1965)
=Rhus amboensis Schinz (1908)
=Rhus kwebensis N.E. Br. (1909)
Taxon infra-specific
Rhus tenuinervis Engl. var. tenuinervis (1883)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched sometimes thorny shrub or rounded bushy tree 1-8 m tall; branches with dull greyish rough lenticellate bark, glabrous or glabrescent; branchlets sometimes densely spreading pilose with slender hairs, yellowish.
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Ecology : Wooded grassland and bushland, especially on rocky slopes, hardly in miombo; white sand soils; termite mounds; river banks; gravelly stations, Brachystegia woodland; open savanna with Albizia, Acacia; 690-2000 m alt.
  The crushed leaves with a strong, distinctive smell. Leaves are sour and chewed like khat (Catha edulis).
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Record n°174219 created 2008-07-08 - modified 2008-07-08
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