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Searsia burchellii

Searsia burchellii, in fruit
Common names: Karoo kunibush (Eng.); karookoeniebos (Afr.); mokhoamphiri, tshilabele (Sesotho); motshôtlhô (Tswana)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... National Botanical Garden   December 2016 Searsia burchellii is a much-branched, evergreen shrub or small tree that ... borne in autumn and winter (May–July). Searsia burchellii is closely related and similar to S. longispina and ...

05 / 12 / 2016 | Stemmer Ngalo | Free State NBG
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Searsia natalensis

Searsia natalensis (Geoff Nicholls)
Common names: dune karee, Natal karee, northern dune currant, northern dune currant-rhus (Eng.); duinekaree, natalkaree, noordelike duinekaree (Afr.); umgwele, ingw
Family: Anacardiaceae

... National Herbarium, Pretoria August 2016   Searsia natalensis is a scrambling, evergreen shrub or a small tree, up to ... sprays, up to 70 mm long, small and greenish yellow. Searsia natalensis flowers in in spring and summer from August to March. The ...

08 / 08 / 2016 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Searsia lucida

Searsia lucida (Brian KD)
Common names: glossy crowberry, glossy currant, glossy wild currant (Eng.); blinktaaibos, slaptaaibos (Afr.); intlokolotshane-ebomvu, umchane, amapozi (isiXhosa); i
Family: Anacardiaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2015 Searsia lucida is a densely branched, evergreen shrub, 2–3 m tall or ... berries turn shiny brown as they mature. Searsia lucida is found in scrub forest or on forest margins from sea level ...

21 / 12 / 2015 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Searsia glauca

Searsia glauca
Common names: blue kunibush (Engl.); bloukoeniebos (Afr.)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... summer, and drying to black, through to autumn. Searsia glauca is commonly found along the coastline of southern Africa. ... Also occurs in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Searsia glauca plays an important role as a pioneer species in the ... such as drought, salt spray and high wind. Leaves of Searsia species have a resinous smell when crushed. Bees and other insects ...

12 / 10 / 2015 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Searsia pondoensis

Searsia pondoensis
Common names: many-veined currant (Engl.); veelnerftaaibos (Afr.); inHlangushane (SiSwati)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... National Botanical Garden September 2015 Searsia pondoensis is a dwarf shrub which grows up to 1 m high, with a woody ... from January to April. As with all species in the genus Searsia , the male and female flowers are borne on different plants, and only ...

07 / 09 / 2015 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Searsia crenata

Leaves and fruits
Common names: dune crow-berry; duinekraaibessie (Afr.)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... Botanical Garden June 2014   Searsia crenata is a member of the Anacardiaceae, the mango family. This ... are small round red-brown to pale black berries. Searsia is a mainly a tropical to subtropical genus of about 250 species of ...

16 / 06 / 2014 | Benjamin Festus | Harold Porter NBG
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Searsia batophylla

Searsia batophylla
Common names: bramble currant (Eng.); braamtaaibos (Afr.)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2013   Searsia batophylla is a low-branching shrub up to 2 m high. Leaves are ... for example plum), sometimes resembling raisins. Searsia batophylla is endemic to Sekhukhuneland, including the Steelpoort and ...

08 / 07 / 2013 | J K Baloyi | Pretoria NBG
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Searsia magalismontana subsp. magalismontana

S. magalismontana subsp. magalismontana bush Photo: Linette Ferreira
Common names: bergtaaibos (Afr.)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... National Botanical Garden August 2008 Searsia magalismontana subsp. magalismontana is a multistemmed, ... fruit-eating birds which is an asset to any garden. Searsia Collect ripe fruit, clean and sow the seeds in November-December in ...

18 / 08 / 2008 | K Behr | Pretoria NBG
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Searsia pyroides

Unripe fruits.Photo Copyright Geoff Nichols
Common names: common wild currant, fire-thorn karree (Eng.); gewone taaibos (Afr); motshakhutshakhu (North Sotho); koditshane (South Sotho); mogodiri (Tswana); muta
Family: Anacardiaceae

... round and small, white and red when ripe. Searsia pyroides is widely distributed all over South Africa and beyond the ... forest verges, in valleys and in open grassland. Searsia pyroides is ecologically important in South Africa as are many other ...

19 / 02 / 2007 | Giles Mbambezeli | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Searsia dentata

Searsia dentata: Photo copyright Geoff Nichols
Common names: nana-berry ( Eng. ); nanabessie (Afr.); inKlolo (Xhosa); Lebelebele (Sotho); Umkungu (Ndebele)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... 2005 Updated July 2008   Searsia dentata is a deciduous shrub to small tree up to 6 m high, with a ... on the female plants. This species is often confused with Searsia montana which shares the same habitat. This widespread ...

19 / 09 / 2005 | Peter Gavhi | Free State NBG
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Searsia leptodictya

Characterful shape of Searsia leptodictya
Common names: mountain karee, rock karee ( Eng. ); bergkaree, klipkaree (Afr.); inHlangushane (siSwati); Mohlwehlwe (Northern Sotho)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... NBG May 2005 Updated July 2007   Searsia leptodictya is a shrub or small tree with an irregularly rounded ... The bark is rough and dark brown (somewhat like the karee, Searsia lancea. As with most other Searsia species the leaves ...

23 / 05 / 2005 | Alice Aubrey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Searsia discolor

Searsia discolor
Common names: grassveld currant ( Eng. ); grasveld taaibos (Afr.); Koppshane, mohlohlooane (Southern Sotho)?; inhlangushane (Sw)?; Inkobesehlungulu, intlokotshane,
Family: Anacardiaceae

... Botanical Garden March 2005   Searsia discolor is a tall, robust, erect shrublet, up to 1 m high, arising ... when the upper surface turns red in autumn. The genus Searsia consists of herbs, shrublets, shrubs and trees. This shrub has ...

14 / 03 / 2005 | Peter Gavhi | Free State NBG
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Searsia pendulina

Searsia pendulina
Common names: White Karee, Willow Karee, River Karee (English), Witkaree, Rivierkaree, Kareehout, Kareeboom Rosynebos, Rosyntjiebos, Wilderosyntjieboom (Afrikaans),
Family: Anacardiaceae

... to black, usually ripening in the autumn. Searsia lancea the karee or red karee and S. leptodictya the mountain ... terminal one, and the bark is dark brown to black. Searsia pendulina grows in association with Salix mucronata ssp. ...

17 / 01 / 2005 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Searsia ciliata

Image of S. ciliata leaves
Common names: sour karee (Eng.); suurkaree (Afr.)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... NBG September 2003 Updated July 2008   Searsia ciliata forms an evergreen, thorny, thin and crooked-stemmed shrub ... (has three leaflets) which is characteristic of the Searsia species .The flowers are minute, yellow-green in colour and ...

22 / 09 / 2003 | Shireen Harris | Free State NBG
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Searsia chirindensis

In fruit. Photo:Geoff Nichols
Common names: red currant (Eng.); bos-taaibos (Afr.); motha-thaa (North Sotho); umhlakothi (Xhosa); inhlokoshiyane enkulu (Xhosa); muvhadela-phanga (Venda)
Family: Anacardiaceae

... barbets, white-eyes, pigeons) as well as monkeys. Searsia As for most tree species, the red currant is best grown from ... belonging to the genus Rhus have been placed in Searsia. Searsia was named after Paul B. Sears (1891-1990) who was head of ...

27 / 01 / 2003 | Sharon Turner | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Searsia erosa

Searsia erosa tree
Common names: Broom karee, Besembos
Family: Anacardiaceae

... insects pollinate the flowers. Birds eat the ripefruits. Searsia erosa can withstand harsh environmental conditions such as drought and frost. Searsia Searsia erosa has delicate, airy foliage. It can be grown in ...

28 / 10 / 2002 | Peter Gavhi | Free State NBG
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Searsia lancea

Searsia lancea tree
Common names: karee (Eng.); karee, rooikaree (Afr.); mokalabata, monhlohlo, motshakhutshakhu (N.Sotho); inhlangutshane (Siswati); mosinabele, mosilabele (S.Sotho);
Family: Anacardiaceae

... Garden June 2002 Updated July 2008 The Searsia lancia  is usually a single-stemmed, low branching tree which has a ... provinces of South Africa except for KwaZulu-Natal. Searsia The karee is an excellent shade tree especially in hot regions such ...

03 / 06 / 2002 | Marc Stern | Walter Sisulu NBG
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