Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Searsia tomentosa
Synonym (old name) - Rhus tomentosa
Common name - Wild Currant
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Altitude low coastal
Description There are 300 species of rhus worldwide, with 60 in South Africa and six in the Hermanus area.
Much-branched shrub or small tree on forest fringe. Branchlets red and hairy, leaflets shortly stalked, leathery grey-green above and creamy velvety below. Flowers in dense furry and conspicuous terminal heads, with unpleasant scent.
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