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Name changes in the Old World Rhus and recognition of Searsia (Anacardiaceae)

R. O. Moffett
Bothalia | Vol 37, No 2 | a311 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v37i2.311 | © 2007 R. O. Moffett | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 August 2007 | Published: 18 August 2007

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Abstract

The background to and status of the genus Searsia F.A.Barkley (Anacardiaceae) is discussed and reasons given as to why
it is the correct name for those Old World species in the Rhus complex fonnely regarded as subgenus  Thezera (DC.) K.Koch (section Gerontogeae Engl.). An annotated list of all the accepted 111 species and 28 fiirther infraspecific taxa in Searsia is presented, and where necessary, new combinations are made and types are designated.

Keywords

Anacardiaceae; nomenclature; <i>Rhus</i> L.; <i>Searsia</i> F.A.Barkley; taxonomy

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