Rhus punjabensis J.L. Stewart ex Brandis, Forest fl. N.W. India 120 120 1874.;
China (Gansu, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh), Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir, Jammu), Myanmar [Burma] (Mandalay), Nepal, Pakistan (Chitral, Murree) as per Catalogue of Life;
As per eFI thread:
Here’s the simple key to distinguish –
R. wallichii – Panicles axillary or terminal panicle, much shorter than the leaves, rusty tomentose. Drupe globose, 5-7 mm diameter.
R. punjabensis – Panicles terminal, long 10 – 23 cm, densely tomentose. Drupe subglobose, compressed, 3 – 4 mm in diam., red & tomentose (waxy at maturity).



Tree Identification : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
The tree in the attached image needs to be identified. The details are as follows:Date/Time- 06.08.2015
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Sarahan Bushahr, Shimla District. 2400msl
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Elongated

Rhus species?


Pl. check: Rhus punjabensis

I think Rhus punjabensis J.L. Stewart ex Brandis only as per images and details herein.

Will it also be https://efloraofindia.com/2023/09/11/toxicodendron-wallichii/ ?

I guess it looks different

This is Rhus punjabensis J.L.Stewart ex Brandis.


Flora of Chakrata 2012: Rhus punjabensis for validation: Mixed thread:


…, I think you are right. The key in FoP leads to Rhus punjabensis.
Stamens 8-10 in Spondias, whereas 5 in Rhus. Pictures of fruits may help to confirm the id.
Here are my pictures of R. punjabensis (I hope it is!) from Shimla, but in fruiting stage.


Rhus punjabensis J.L.Stewart ex Brandis submission AS8 September 2023: 4 high res. images.

Here I am submitting flowering and fruiting images of Rhus punjabensis, hoping it will help in easy and clear differentiation with Rhus wallichii.
Rhus punjabensis J.L.Stewart ex Brandis
Synonym – Toxicodendron punjabense (J.L.Stewart ex Brandis) Kuntze
Family – Anacardiaceae
Photographed in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh