African Plant Database

Rhus crenulata A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 142 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Rhus
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Searsia crenulata (A. Rich.) Moffett
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Searsia crenulata (A. Rich.) Moffett
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Searsia crenulata (A. Rich.) Moffett (2007)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Rhus natalensis auct.
=Rhus glaucescens A. Rich. (1847)
=Searsia glaucescens (A. Rich.) Moffett (2007)
=Rhus glaucescens var. macrocarpa Schweinf.
=Rhus natalensis var. macrocarpa (Schweinf.) Cufod.
=Rhus buettneri Engl. (1921)
=Rhus abyssinica var. glabra Mart.
=Rhus incana var. dahomensis Hutch. & Dalziel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Densely branched shrub 1-4 m tall, sometimes spiny or scandent, or tree 4-8 m; twigs very pale fawn soon becoming very pale grey to whitish, and then densely lenticellate, glabrous to densely hairy.
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Ecology : Stony ground in high rainfall savanna; deciduous bushland with Acacia and or Combretum; evergreen bushland with Euclea, Dodonaea; usually on well drained slopes; evergreen forests; termite mounds; granitic rocky places; 1-3000 m alt.
  The true R. natalensis Bernh. ex C. Krauss is strictly a coastal species in S. Africa reaching the Mozambique border.
  Saudi Arabia (SW), Yemen. ? Cited by Kilian & al. (Willdenowia 32: 248, 2002) under R. natalensis C. Krauss
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:137 (2012)
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    Record n°5910 created 2008-07-07 - modified 2008-07-07
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