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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rhus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rhus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rhus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhus
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhus
Plants of the World Online: Rhus
Tropicos: Rhus
Wikipedia: Rhus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rhus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2571, retrieved 23 April 2024

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