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1. Rhus mysurensis Heyne ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 172. 1834. J.L. Stewart & Brandis, For. Fl. 119; Brandis, Ind. Trees, 197; J.D. Hooker, l.c. 9; Parker, l.c.113; Jafri, Fl. Karachi, 203. 1966; Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 63:2.1969; R.R. Stewart, l.c.


A dioecious shrub up to 1.5 m tall. Branchlets spinescent. Young shoots pubescent. Leaves trifoliolate; petiole 8-18 mm long, pubescent. Leaflets 8-34 x 6-23 mm, the terminal the largest, obovate-cuneate, pubescent, the upper half irregularly lobed, lower entire; upper surface of a darker colour. Panicle slender, 30-65 mm long, terminal and axillary. Flowers unisexual, yellowish. Bracts ± 1 mm long, lanceolate, pubescent. Pedicel 2-4 mm long, pubescent. Petals 5, c. 1 mm long, oblong-obtuse, glabrous, sometimes apex acutish. Disk faintly 5-lobed. Stamens ± 1 mm long, included, abortive in female flowers. Filaments slender; anthers suborbicular. Ovary (in flower) ovoid, less than 1 mm long, glabrous. Styles 3, spreading. Drupe subglobose, compressed, 4-5 mm broad, yellowish-brown, epicarp crustaceous, shiny.

Fl Per.: June-July.

Type: Mysore, Heyne..

Distribution: S.E. & W. Punjab, Sind and Rajputana (India).

Found in dry rocky areas up to 1500 m. Parker (l.c.) mentions that its bark is used for tanning.


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