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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Eurasia, Canary Islands, NW. Africa, N. & Central America, Bahamas, Cuba.

[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrublets, suffrutices, shrubs or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate, rarely digitately 5-foliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles terminal, axillary or both, ± branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers unisexual, exceptionally bisexual, very small. Male flowers: calyx (4)5(6)-partite, the segments imbricate; petals (4)5(6), longer than the calyx, imbricate; stamens 5; filaments subulate, inserted below the disk; anthers ovate, dorsifixed, introrse; disk patellifonn or cupuliform; pistillode usually absent. Female flowers: perianth similar to that of the male; staminodes frequently present; ovary ovoid to subglobose, usually 1-locular, with the ovule pendent from an ascendent funicle inserted at the base of the loculus; styles 3, apical, free or connate at the base; stigmas ± capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe globose or ovoid and compressed, frequently asymmetrical, glabrous or hairy; mesocarp fleshy, ± resinous, sometimes ± dry; endocarp bony or crustaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovoid or reniform, compressed, with a thin testa; cotyledons very compressed.

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Suffrutices, shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate, rarely digitately 5-foliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of terminal and/or axillary panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers unisexual, occasionally bisexual, very small Male flowers: calyx (4–)5(–6)-partite, segments imbricate; petals (4–)5(–6), longer than the calyx, imbricate; stamens 5, filaments subulate, inserted below the disk, anthers ovate, dorsifixed, introrse; disk saucer- or cup-shaped; pistillode usually absent Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; staminodes frequently present; ovary ovoid to subglobose, usually unilocular, with the ovule pendent from an ascendent funicle inserted at the base of the locule; styles 3, apical, free or occasionally connate at the base; stigmas somewhat capitate
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx (4–)5(–6)-partite, segments imbricate; petals (4–)5(–6), longer than the calyx, imbricate; stamens 5, filaments subulate, inserted below the disk, anthers ovate, dorsifixed, introrse; disk saucer- or cup-shaped; pistillode usually absent
sex Female
Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; staminodes frequently present; ovary ovoid to subglobose, usually unilocular, with the ovule pendent from an ascendent funicle inserted at the base of the locule; styles 3, apical, free or occasionally connate at the base; stigmas somewhat capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe globose or ovoid and compressed, frequently asymmetrical, glabrous or hairy; mesocarp fleshy, somewhat resinous, sometimes rather dry; endocarp bony or crustaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovoid or reniform, compressed, with a thin testa; cotyledons very compressed.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or subshrubs, usually dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, digitately 3-foliolate in Somalia, elsewhere sometimes simple or with more leaflets or imparipinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in panicles, very small, usually 5-merous; petals longer than sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers with 5 stamens inserted below a prominent disk, usually without pistillode Female flowers usually with staminodes; ovary usually glabrous and 1-celled; styles usually 3, free, stigmas ± capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes globose to kidney-shaped, glabrous in Somalia.
Distribution
Some 50-100 species in tropical and warm temperate regions.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Delaware, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Hainan, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Kriti, Krym, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Maluku, Manitoba, Marianas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, Niue, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Portugal, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Samoa, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, Sinai, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Wallis-Futuna Is., Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Newfoundland, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Trinidad-Tobago

Rhus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 1988 Soejarto, D.D. [5429], Mexico K000081473
Rushforth, K. [KR0428], Mexico K000081466
Palmer, E. [330], Mexico K000081468
González O., J. [832], Mexico K000081470
Hinton, G.B. [15633], Mexico K000081472
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132330
Pennington, T.D. [9570], Mexico K000081467
Gentry, H.S. [4293], Mexico K000081471
Coulter, T. [875], Mexico K000081465
Arsène, G., Mexico K000081474
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132331
Conzatti, C. [262], Mexico K000081469

First published in Sp. Pl.: 265 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 436, partly.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 129 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 265 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 129 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 265 (1753)

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