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.
Rhus celastroides Sond.
Rhus excisa Thunb.
Rhus undulata Jacq.
Searsia undulata is an evergreen, multi-stemmed, much-branched, aromatic shrub that can grow up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of tannins.
Southern Africa - Namibia, southern Botswana, southern Zimbabwe, Swaziland, S. Africa.
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The bark is a source of tannins[
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