Rhus tomentosa L.

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Rhus tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
'The Gwasha', Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Rhus tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
'The Gwasha', Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Rhus tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
'The Gwasha', Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Rhus tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
'The Gwasha', Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Bicoloured currant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves 3-foliate, markedly discolorous. Leaflets more or less broadly lanceolate, elliptic or obovate, dark grey-green above, silvery-white and densely velvety with midrib and lateral veins prominent below; margin entire or with a few large teeth in the apical half. Flowers in dense terminal and axillary heads, greenish, furry, unpleasantly scented. Fruit ovoid c. 4 × 6 mm, in large clusters, covered in grey velvety hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tomentosa: velvety, densely covered in short hairs.
Habitat: Occurring in rocky areas on hillsides and along margins of forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 December 2009
Literature:

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


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Rhus tomentosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rhus tomentosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhus tomentosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhus tomentosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhus tomentosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rhus tomentosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhus tomentosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Rhus tomentosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhus tomentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus tomentosa
Tropicos: Rhus tomentosa
West African Plants database: Rhus tomentosa


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 tomentosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136840, retrieved 27 August 2016

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