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Searsia undulata

(Jacq.) T.S.Yi, A.J.Mill. & J.Wen

Anacardiaceae


There has been considerable uncertainty amongst botanists as to the best way of treating the genus Searsia, with some viewing it as a genus distinct from Rhus, whilst others see insufficient differences and place it as a subgenus of Rhus. There seems to be a growing acceptance that Searsia is distinct and it is treated thus here.

+ Synonyms

Rhus celastroides Sond.

Rhus excisa Thunb.

Rhus undulata Jacq.

Common Name:

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General Information

Searsia undulata is an evergreen, multi-stemmed, much-branched, aromatic shrub that can grow up to 3 metres tall[
663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of tannins.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.

Range

Southern Africa - Namibia, southern Botswana, southern Zimbabwe, Swaziland, S. Africa.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is a source of tannins[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-02-16. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Searsia+undulata&redir=Rhus+undulata>

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