Taxon  Report   12012 
Searsia lancea  (L. f.) F.A. Barkley
African sumac
Searsia lancea
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
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Searsia lancea
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Searsia lancea
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Searsia lancea, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California.

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Searsia lancea
© Aaron Echols
Genus: Searsia
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Rhus lancea
More information about  Searsia lancea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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