Swaziland's Flora Database:
Searsia leptodictya (Diels) T.S.Yi, A.J.Mill. & J.Wen forma leptodictya
(name current 2016)
(Rhus gueinzii var. spinescens)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Rhus gueinzii var. spinescens - Large irregularly branching shrub, often with arching branches, many lateral shoots tapering to form sharp straight spines several cm long; hairless throughout. Leaf stalk c 1,5 cm long, very slender; leaflets oblong, blunt or slightly notched at tip, margins entire or slightly wavy; c 4 cm long X 1 cm wide. Inflorescences abundant, small, mostly lateral; fruits spherical, c 5 mm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.