Rhus longipes Engl.
var. longipes

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Rhus longipes var. longipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Rhus longipes var. longipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Rhus longipes var. longipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero

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Common names: Inhlokotshiyane (Ndebele) Large-leaved rhus (English) Mudzambuya (Shona) Mufokosiana (Shona) Mutungahove (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree with long drooping stems and branches. The trifoliolate leaves bear obovate-elliptic leaflets with conspicuous net-veining. Flowers small, yellowish-green, in axillary and terminal inflorescences. The fruits are small and flesh-coloured. The fruits of this, and various species of Rhus, are raisin-like in taste when ripe.
Notes: Var. schinoides is known only from Zambia.
Derivation of specific name: longipes: long-stalked (referring to the stalk of the leaf)
Habitat: In open woodland and thickets, often along rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1680 m
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Thursday 30 March 2006

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

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 38.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus longipes
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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 longipes var. longipes.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136720, retrieved 26 May 2016

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