4594.000 Rhus L. - Sumachs

Moffett, R.O. (2007) Name changes in the Old World Rhus and recognition of Searsia (Anacardiaceae) Bothalia 37(2) 165-175

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs and small trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Flowers in dense terminal panicles or thyrses. Fruits consisting of glandular-hairy drupes, red at maturity.

Comment: This genus is Rhus sensu stricto, after the transfer of the Old World species of Rhus to Searsia. There are now no native or naturalised species of Rhus in the area covered by our floras. However, there are a very small number of cultivated species.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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copallina L.
succedanea L.

Other sources of information about Rhus:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rhus
Wikipedia: Rhus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rhus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2571, retrieved 25 March 2023

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