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Genus: Searsia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Sapindales > Family: Anacardiaceae

Members of this genus were formerly placed in the genus Rhus. There are 74 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Searsia acocksii

 

Searsia albomarginata

 

Searsia angustifolia

 

Searsia batophylla

 

Searsia bolusii

 

Searsia burchellii

 

Searsia burchellii

[= Rhus burchellii]

Taaibos [Afrikaans]; t'narra [language?]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 126; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 96

Searsia carnosula

 

Searsia chirindensis (Red Currant)

Bostaaibos [Afrikaans]; monoatlou [North Sotho]; umhlabamvubu [Zulu]; umhlakothi [Xhosa]

See Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 64 and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Rhus chirindensis (Red Currant)

Searsia crenata

Rosyntjiebos [Afrikaans]

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 170

Searsia cuneifolia

 

Searsia dentata (Nana-berry)

Nanabessie [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 286; Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 62

Searsia discolor (Grassveld Currant)

Grasveldtaaibos [Afrikaans]; kopshane, mohlohlooane [South Sotho]; inhlangushane [Swazi]; inkobesehlungulu, intlokotshane, umnungamabele [Xhosa]

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 534, 576; See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 286

Searsia dissecta

Rosyntjiebos [Afrikaans]

See West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 150; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 156

Searsia divaricata

 

Searsia dracomontana

 

Searsia dregeana

Basterkareeboom, Besembos [Afrikaans]

See Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 96

Searsia engleri

 

Searsia erosa (Broom Karee)

Besembos [Afrikaans]; tselabele [South Sotho]; ucane [Ndebele]

See Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 241.

Searsia fastigata

 

Searsia gerrardii

 

Searsia glauca

Kroestaaibos, Taaiblaar [Afrikaans]

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 170; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 150

Searsia gracillima

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 286

Searsia grandidens

 

Searsia gueinzii

 

Searsia harveyi

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 576.

Searsia horrida

 

Searsia incisa

Kalwertaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 126

Searsia keetii

 

Searsia kirkii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Searsia krebsiana

 

Searsia kwazuluana

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 536.

Searsia laevigata (Dune Taaibos)

[= Searsia mucronata, Searsia incana]

Duinetaaibos, Koerentebos [Afrikaans]; umhlakothi [Xhosa?]

Hottentots Holland to Hermanus wild flowers by Lee Burman & Anne Bean p. 130; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 150

Searsia lancea (Karee)

Karee [Afrikaans]; inhlangutshane [Swazi]; mokalabata [North Sotho]; mosabÍlÍ [Tswana]; mosilabele [South Sotho]; mushakaladza [Venda]; umhlakotshane [Xhosa]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 286; Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 116 and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Searsia leptodictya (Mountain Karee)

Bergkaree [Afrikaans]; mohlwehlwe [North Sotho]; motshotlwane [Tswana]; mushakaladza [Venda]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 286; Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 85

Searsia longispina

 

Searsia lucens

 

Searsia lucida

Slaptaaibos, Kraaibessie [Afrikaans]

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 170. Leaves are galled by Scyrotis athleta (Jumping-ball moth).

Searsia magalismontana

Bergtaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 288

Searsia maricoana

 

Searsia marlothii

 

Searsia montana

 

Searsia natalensis

 

Searsia nebulosa (Sand Currant)

Sandtaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 241.

Searsia pallens

 

Searsia pendulina (White Karee)

Witkaree, Rosyntjiebos [Afrikaans]; inhluti [Zulu]; mosilabele [South Sotho]

 

See Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 117.

Searsia pentheri

 

Searsia pondoensis

See KwaZulu-Natal Wildflowers by Elsa Pooley p. 536.

Searsia populifolia

Suurtaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Namaqualand wildflowers (revised ed.) by Annelise le Roux & Ted Schelpe p. 126

Searsia problematodes

 

Searsia pterota

 

Searsia pygmaea

 

Searsia pyroides (Common Wild Currant, Firethorn)

Taaibos, Brandtaaibos [Afrikaans]; inhlokoshiyane [Zulu]; koditshane [South Sotho]; MogŰdiri [Tswana]; motshakhutshakhu [North Sotho]; mutasiri [Venda]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 288; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 96; Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 80.

Searsia quartiniana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Searsia refracta

 

Searsia rehmanniana

 

Searsia rigida

[= Searsia eckloniana]

Kliptaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 288

Searsia rimosa

Suurtaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 156

Searsia rogersii

 

Searsia rosmarinifolia

See Southern Overberg wild flowers by Penny Mustart et al. p. 170

Searsia rosmarinifolia

 

Searsia rudatisii

 

Searsia scytophylla

Kliptaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 158

Searsia sekhukhuniensis

 

Searsia stenophylla

 

Searsia tenuinervis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Searsia tomentosa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Searsia transvaalensis

 

Searsia tridactyla

 

Searsia tumulicola

 

Searsia undulata (Kuni-bush)

Taaibos, Gharrabos, Ghnarrabos, Koeniebos, Namakwakoeniebos [Afrikaans]

See Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 158

Searsia volkii

 

Searsia wilmsii

 

Searsia zeyheri (Blue Currant)

Bloutaaibos [Afrikaans]

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 288; Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 241.

Publications

  • Moffett, R.O. 1993. Rhus. Flora of southern Africa 19, 3: 1-129.
 

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