Description from Flora of China
Rhus sinica Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 432. 1900; R. echinocarpa H. Léveillé, p.p. as to Cavalerie 2003; R. esquirolii H. Léveillé; R. mairei H. Léveillé.
Branchlets, leaf rachis, leaf petiole, and lower side of leaflet midrib minutely pubescent; rachis narrowly winged distally. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Sep.
● Hill and mountain forests; 400-3000 m. S Gansu, Guizhou, W Hubei, W Hunan, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, SE Xizang, Yunnan.