African Plant Database

Rhus obtusata (Engl.) Meikle
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 26: 287 (1952)
Information on the genus : Rhus
Basionym : Rhus villosa var. optusata Engl.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Searsia obtusata (Engl.) Moffett
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhus villosa var. optusata Engl. (1883)
 Searsia obtusata (Engl.) Moffett (2007)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very ramose shrub 1-5 m tall; young branches rounded, pale-brown to whitish, pubescent, greyish with age, glabrous to subglabrous; leaf petiole to 4,5 cm long, pubescent.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; thickets; siliceous stony soil; gallery; humid places; ± 1800-2000 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 37[2]: 171 (2007).
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Record n°5882 created 2008-07-08 - modified 2008-07-08
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