Rhus kirkii Oliv.

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Rhus kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eland Way, Haka

Rhus kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eland Way, Haka Game Reserve, Cleveland Dam

Rhus kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Main office at Rhodes Dam rest camp, Nyanga national Park.

Rhus kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Main office at Rhodes Dam rest camp, Nyanga national Park.

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Synonyms: Rhus eylesii Hutch.
Rhus polyneura Engl. & Gilg
Rhus welwitschii Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Generally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex or small shrub, usually less than 1.2 m. Leaves trifoliolate, markedly discolorous. Leaflets green and variously hairy above, yellowish-white and densely woolly below. Inflorescences terminal and axillary; flowers greenish or creamy white. Fruit a drupe, shiny cinnamon-brown when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In open Brachystegia woodland, grassland and along river banks.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2012
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 594 - 595.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 22.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rhus kirkii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136690, retrieved 30 June 2016

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