Searsia parviflora (Roxb.) F. A. Barkley, Lilloa 23: 253 1950. (syn. Rhus parviflora Roxb.; Toxicodendron parviflorum (Roxb.) Kuntze);
India (Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh), Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma] (Shan), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Small Flowered Poison Sumac • Hindi: tungala, raitung, tumra, tung • Urdu: Samandarphal • Sanskrit: tintidika, tintrini • Nepali: सति बयर Sati bayar;

Toxicodendron parviflorum commonly known as small-flowered poison sumac is a much-branched shrub bearing stalked leaves with three leaflets; the end leaflet is larger than the other two. The leaflets are obovate, with rounded tips, tapering bases and irregularly toothed margins. The flowers are tiny, yellowish and fragrant. The fruit is small, round and red when ripe.
T. parviflorum is found in the Himalayas, from Kumaun to Bhutan, at altitudes of 700–1,100 metres (2,300–3,600 ft).[1]
(From Wikipedia on 6.10.13)


This one shot from near Tiuni is Rhus parviflora Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 100, 1832; Collett, Fl. Simlensis 104.
A shrub or a small tree upto 3 m high. Young parts densely covered with dark grey pubescence. Leaves imparipinnate, leaflets usually three, terminal much larger than the other two, obovate or suborbicular, crenate, hairy above, pubescent beneath. Flowers in terminal, branching panicles. Sepals ovate. Petals oblong. Drupeovoid, 0.5 cm in diameter, glabrous, shining, orange-yellow.

Nice Set … Here are mines from same place.
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Pachmarhi about 3600 feet ft asl
Date / Time: 18 SEP 13 at 08:28 AM Altitude: about 3552 ft asl
ID please … (family: ?)
Dear friends, to me this is new plant; have no idea of the family it belongs.
slender-stemmed shrub, standing about 5 – 6 ft, multi-branched from base found growing in wild, and this particular one along roadside

Nice pics.. Could this be Rhus mysorensis ???

Thank you very very much, dear …; great help.
I checked group’s archive and FOI; indeed Rhus mysorensis.

Rhus mysorensis
I attached one image from Rajasthan

nice to see your post from Pachmarhi
this plant is Rhus parviflora Roxb. from Anacardiaceae Family. 

Rhus mysorensis Anacardiaceae

Many thanks … and … for the help.

It is good to go with … ID of Rhus parviflora, since posted plant is from his home ground.
Thank you very very much Nayan ji for the ID.
Going by what is put at NPGS / GRIN, Rhus parviflora Roxb. is treated as synonym of Toxicodendron parviflorum (Roxb.) Kuntze
Please revert if you think it is best to retain Rhus parviflora Roxb. as per Indian flora.

Yes I had some doubts calling it as Rhus Mysorensis because the leaflets of the plant snapped by me are much serrate/dentate to the extent that they are almost lobed. Here they are much different so … has to be right. Have yet to encounter with Rhus parviflora.

Thanks …,
Yes I was posted there as Field Director Satpura Tiger Reserve for three year. For last two years I am posted in Bhopal.
Rhus parviflora is suppose to be one of the few Himalayan Plants found in Pachmarhi hills.  

I also go with Rhus parviflora Roxb., I have collected this from Morni Hills in Haryana..
very common there and known as “Murti” in local tongue..

plant identify : 6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 mb – zipped file.
the plant is collected from Sirmour district of HP.
pls help me to identify this

Other recipients:
I think format for image is not right .

I think format for image is not right

zip pic are not the thing to do/send. please read instructions

Agree with … !

It seems to be Rhus parviflora. A woody shrub on the open hill slopes, especially on Southern aspect at an altitude of 400-1200m

Pl. send unzipped jpg images.


on 24-8-09- in Satpura Tiger Reserve in Central India; Rhus parviflora from Satpura Tiger Reserve – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Searsia parviflora (Roxb.) F. A. Barkley : 7 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 19 September 2020
Elevation: 1743 m.
Habitat : Wild
Syn: Rhus parviflora Roxb.


Searsia parviflora (Roxb.) F.A.Barkley: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Date: 29 August 2021
Altitude: 684 m.

Habit : Wild

Yes.  Poison Sumac.




  1. Pramod Singh Panwar

    Hey guys, this plant grows in our area “Garhwal region of Uttarakhand”

    There are a lot of them near my home, we use the leaves to spread down to our Buffalo so they can sit comfortably.