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Anacardiaceae

Rhus microphylla Engelm.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Rhus Status: Invalid Reason: unverified

Common Names:

  • LITTLE-LEAF SUMAC - English, United States of America
  • DESERT SUMAC - English, United States of America
  • SCRUB SUMAC - English, United States of America
  • SMALL-LEAF SUMAC - English, United States of America
  • CORREOSA - Spanish, Mexico
  • SODA-POP-BUSH - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Much-branched, shrub (rarely a small tree) to ca. 5 m tall (usually much smaller); leaflets sessile, pilose; rachis winged; flowers appearing before (rarely with) the leaves.

Other

Notes: Dry open areas; Brown and Clay cos. (Little 1976); w part of nc TX s and w to w TX. Apr(-May). According to Crosswhite (1980), before lemons were readily available, the small fruits were crushed in water to make a tart drink called sumac-ade. (microphylla: small-leaved)