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Species Information

Searsia grandidens (Harv. ex Engl.) Moffett
(name current 2016)
Sharp-toothed Currant
(Rhus sp.)
(Rhus grandidens)


Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Komati Valley, Ngomini, Mayami, Mankayane, 25 km North of Tulwane site On forest margins. Although widespread, it is never plentiful.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Rhus dentata - Small or medium size shrub, of which a large number of varieties and forms have been distinguished, most of which are impossible to define with certainty and some of which are probably the result of hybridisation. Usually leaflets less than 4 cm long, varying much in breadth, wedge-shaped at base and with few relatively large forward-directed pointed teeth. Hairiness varies greafly, some forms being almost hairless. Inflorescences mostly terminal, of moderate size.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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