Rhus magalismontana Sond.
subsp. trifoliolata (Baker f.) Moffett

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Rhus magalismontana subsp. trifoliolata

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
At the end of the Claremont Rd. approx 30 km south east of Bulawayo.

Rhus magalismontana subsp. trifoliolata

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
At the end of the Claremont Rd. approx 30 km south east of Bulawayo.

Rhus magalismontana subsp. trifoliolata

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
At the end of the Claremont Rd. approx 30 km south east of Bulawayo.

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Synonyms: Rhus fanshawei R. Fern. & A. Fern.
Rhus trifoliolata Baker f.
Searsia magalismontana (Sond.) Moffett subsp. trifoliolata (Baker f.) Moffett
Common names: Parafini (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub up to 1.5 m tall. Petiole 1-4 cm. Leaflets sessile, linear or linear-lanceolate, the central one 5-13 × 0.3-0.6 cm, the lateral ones as long or shorter, sometimes falcate; apex acute and mucronate; margin entire or slightly undulate; midrib raised above and beneath. Panicles lax with divaricate branches. Pedicels 2.5-4 mm long. Female flowers: calyx segments obtuse; petals c. 1.5 mm long, obtuse; styles deflexed. Fruit a shiny glabrous drupe, 3-4 mm in diameter.
Notes: Known in the Claremont Road area near to Bulawayo as Parafini, because during fires the bushes of this species suddenly blaze up as they catch fire.
Derivation of specific name: magalismontana: of the Magaliesberg mountains; trifoliolata: with 3-foliolate leaves.
Habitat: In scrub on rocky hills and in Kalahari sand
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to Zambia, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa (Limpopo province)
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 7 November 2013
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 601. As Rhus trifoliolata

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 610. As Rhus fashawei

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.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus magalismontana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhus magalismontana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhus magalismontana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rhus magalismontana subsp. trifoliolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136760, retrieved 15 December 2017

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