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6. Rhus typhina L., Cent. P1. 2:14. 1756.


Dioecious, shrubby. Branches and shoots pubescent-villous. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 4-12 pairs, 50-140 x 15-35 mm, sessile, serrate, acuminate. Inflorescence erect, with panicles compact and 7-17 cm long, pubescent-villous. Stamens ± included in the calyx. Drupes bright red, densely villous, 5 mm long, laterally compressed and oblong.

Fl. Per.: April-May.

The staghorn or velvet sumac is a native of Eastern N. America. Sparingly cultivated in gardens of the N.W.F.P. and the Punjab.

The dense conical clusters of crimson-hairy fruits are very attractive.


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