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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Synonyms:
Common names: Inhlokotshiyane (Ndebele) Large-leaved rhus (English) Mudzambuya (Shona) Mufokosiana (Shona) Mutungahove (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 March 2006
Literature:

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rhus longipes var. longipes.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136720, retrieved 23 October 2014

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