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Rhus wilsonii Hemsl.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, 1-4 m tall; branchlets at first grayish yellow pubescent, reddish brown. Petiole 1-2 cm, pubescent; leaf blade imparipinnately compound, 10-20 cm; rachis winged, 2-4 mm wide, pubescent; leaflets sessile, 11-19(-27); leaflet blade ovate or oblong, 2-6 × 0.8-2 cm, adaxially strigose, abaxially glaucous, mixed pilose and papillose, base oblique, cuneate to subrounded, margin entire or rarely sparsely serrate, apex rounded, mucronate, rarely acute or retuse, midrib and lateral veins impressed adaxially, midrib prominent abaxially. Inflorescence 3-10 cm; peduncle and rachis white pubescent; floral subtending bracts lanceolate, 1-3 mm. Pedicel 1-3 mm, pubescent; flowers light yellow. Calyx glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent, lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm, with ciliate margins, apex rounded. Petals ovate-oblong, ca. 2 mm, apex rounded, venation featherlike, brown, white hairy adaxially. Staminodes of female flowers ca. 1 mm, with ovoid anthers; disk 5-lobed; ovary tomentose; styles 3, glabrous. Drupe globose, ca. 4 mm in diam., mixed pubescent and glandular-pubescent, red at maturity. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Hill and mountain thickets on limestone; 300-1300(-2300) m. SW Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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