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: Rhus glutinosa Hochst. ex A.Rich. var. obtusifolia Engl.
Rhus longipes Engl. var. grandifolia (Oliv.) Meikle
Rhus ruzizensis Engl.
Rhus villosa L. f. var. grandifolia Oliv.
Searsia longipes (Engl.) Moffett var. longipes
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, margins of forest and thickets, often along rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1680 m
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 30 March 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 56. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 486. As Searsia longipes longipes (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 574. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 35.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 22.

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

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

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 613 - 614.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 22.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 38.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 123.


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Flora of Malawi: Rhus longipes var. longipes
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhus longipes
African Plant Database: Rhus longipes
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhus longipes
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhus longipes
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JSTOR Plant Science: Rhus longipes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus longipes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhus longipes
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhus longipes
Tropicos: Rhus longipes


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rhus longipes var. longipes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136720, retrieved 17 November 2018

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