Rhus quartiniana A. Rich.

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Rhus quartiniana

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Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

Rhus quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Rhus quartiniana A. Rich. var. zambesiensis R. & A. Fern.
Searsia quartiniana (A. Rich.) A.J. Mill.
Common names: River rhus (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves trifoliate with lanceolate to oblong-elliptic leaflets, green above; pale yellow-green below; midrib prominent above with long spreading hairs; leaflet often blunt or notched at the apex; margins entire. Flowers very small, greenish-yellow, in loose axillary and terminal inflorescences. The fruits are small and thinly fleshy, red or yellowish-brown when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: quartiniana: named after Richard Quartin-Dillon, botanist
Habitat: Along rivers
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Botswana distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 488. As Searsia quartiniana (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 391 - 392. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 254. Also as var. zambesiensis

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 607 - 608. Also as var. zambesiensis (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 17.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 23.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 196.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Rhus quartiniana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136800, retrieved 24 February 2020

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