Rhus quartiniana A. Rich.
var. quartiniana

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Rhus quartiniana var. quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

Rhus quartiniana var. quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Common names: River rhus (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves trifoliate with lanceolate to oblong-elliptic leaflets, green above; pale yellow-green below; midrib prominent above with long spreading hairs; leaflet often blunt or notched at the apex; margins entire. Flowers very small, greenish-yellow, in loose axillary and terminal inflorescences. The fruits are small and thinly fleshy, red or yellowish-brown when ripe.
Notes: Var. zambesiensis is distinguished by the presence of spines and a dentate leaf margin.
Derivation of specific name: quartiniana: named after Richard Quartin-Dillon, botanist
Habitat: Along rivers
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Friday 23 September 2005

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 391 - 392. (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 23.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 196.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus quartiniana
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West African Plants database: Rhus quartiniana

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 quartiniana var. quartiniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136800, retrieved 29 August 2016

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