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2a. Rhus succedanea var. himalaica J.D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:12. 1876.

Vern: “Arkhol”.


Trees up to 9 m tall. Branches and shoots glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate, 30-50 cm or more long; leaflets 9-13 in number, opposite, 65-132 x 27-46 mm, elliptic, acuminate, membranous, midrib on under surface sometimes pubescent, base often obtuse. Flowers in ± lax drooping axillary panicles. Panicles pubescent, not exceeding the leaves. Pedicels 3-4 mm long, puberulous. Calyx lobes ovate-obtuse. Disk 5-lobed. Ovary ovoid. Styles 3, connate. Drupe 6-7 mm broad, compressed, shiny, pale yellow-brown. Epicarp thin, mesocarp waxy, endocarp (stone) c. 5 mm broad, yellow.

Fl. Per.: May-June.

Syntypes: From N.W. Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal), 3-6000.

Distribution: The temperate Himalaya from Swat to Nepal.

Found in the inner ranges of the Himalaya from 1524-2450 m. Differs from the type variety in the pubescent panicles and fewer (10-15-pairs) arched nerves of the leaves. The juice of the plant can irritate the skin.


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