Rhus punjabensis J.L. Stewart ex Brandis, Forest fl. N.W. India 120 120 1874.;
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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;
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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).

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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
Height/Length-5m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Elongated


Rhus species?


sumac?


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


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Flora of Chakrata 2012: Rhus punjabensis for validation: Mixed thread:
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…, 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.


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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


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