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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Synonyms:
Common names: River rhus (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
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):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 September 2005
Literature:

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.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 607 - 608. (Includes a picture).

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 4 December 2016

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