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Searsia pyroides (Common Wild Currant, Firethorn)

[= Rhus pyroides]

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

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 > Genus: Seersia

Searsia pyroides (Common Wild Currant, Firethorn)

Seersia pyroides. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ę]

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.