Rhus chinensis Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 7 1768. (syn: Rhus amela D.Don; Rhus chinensis var. chinensis ; Rhus javanica var. chinensis (Mill.) T.Yamaz.; Rhus osbeckii Steud. [Invalid]; Rhus semialata Murray; Rhus semialata var. osbeckii DC.; Schinus indicus Burm.f.; Toxicodendron semialatum Kuntze (Unresolved));
Tree for ID/ABDEC02 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
This tree is in autumn foliage. While there are several young ones, the one I photographed was about 15 feet tall with a well-spread canopy. The leaves grow on a drooping stalk in opposite pairs and the stalk in between the pairs has a narrow leaf like structure. Please advise.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
03 December, 2014
reminds me of winged Sumac rhus coppalinna,
of mid-atlantic and SE usa but I don’t know if it grows in india
only one I can think of is Rhus chinensis…
Rhus javanica Syn: R. semialata ?
Thank you … …, yours and …. hunch seems correct. I found Rhus javanica var chinensis online to be the closest.
kindly check the plant either Rhus parviflora or Rhus coriaria
two you mentioned … first one leaflet shape is very different
second one does not even have winged rachis
so not them, that sent me on a wild goose chase….
Please check Rhus semialata
Thank you … If I understand correctly Rhus semialata is another name for Rhus chinensis or Rhus javanica var. chinensis. … also agree with this ID.
Rhus chinensis ABJAN01/03 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I had first spotted this tree in December 2014 and filed some photos here. Krishan Lal ji, Ushadi and Narain Singh ji had helped identify it as Rhus chinensis. I had found a branch fallen off the tree in August 2015 and had photographed some details to share here but didn’t get the time to do so.
I had found a bunch of galls and had photographed them. Doing a little research I found out that these galls are common on Rhus species are prized in Chinese medicine for their astringent, antidiarrheal and antibacterial properties. They are also used to stop bleeding and reduce scarring from scrapes and cuts.
The galls are caused by an aphid called Melaphis chinensis which is a resident on Rhus trees.
Col. Collett in Flora Simlensis (p. 105) mentions this tree by its old name R. semialata and notes that galls on this tree ‘are used in the manufacture of ink and in native medicine’. Dr Narain Singh mentions another Rhus species R. succedenia (p.578, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of H.P.) and gives the local name for galls as ‘titre’.
Rhus chinensis—Chinese sumac
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
26 August 2015 and 03 December 2014
what a nice complete story. loved the opened galls and fall foliage but intrigued : last two pictures esp. the last. what are these
my first knee jerk response was that these are some insect- exoskeletons, but do midges have them in some stage of their life cycle? or are these tiny seeds??? but the white fuzzy powdery stuff around them matches whats inside the galls.
so I am not sure, may be some etymologists among our would know… or … would know who to write to …
my funny bone was tickled too, they (flat things in last two pictures). remind me of the troglodytes (or some such things) that they showed as first emerging from a newly formed planet in one of the star trek movies… (Star Trek III think) and these and such life forms in quick succession progressed to new Spock… advanced humanoid species from planet Vulcan.. Have you seen these movies? any way, wonderful stuff. That’s why I missed you
Thank you …. I need to watch Star Trek again, this sounds exciting!
The last two pictures show the living aphids. I didn’t bring any home that time to look under the microscope (I should have). I will do so at the next opportunity and share the results. I could not find any photo of this aphid online but found its new bionominal here;
SK225DEC07-2016:ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Location: Chobhar Height, Kathmandur , Nepal
Altitude: 4600 ft.
Date: 15 Septemberr 2016
Please check for Rhus chinensis (Anacardiaceae).
Thank you …
Rhus chinensis Mill. (accepted name)
Rhus javanica Miller ( Synonym)
Nepali Names : भकि अमिलो Bhaki Amilo / चुक अमिलो Chuk Amilo / दुधे भलायो Dudhe Bhalaayo / भङ्गिल Bhangil
it would be presentable if flower images are included in the main mage of the efi site.
SK1542 27 Oct 2018 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 650 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date: 6 September, 2018
Habit : Wild
Anacardiaceae – rhus sp?
Looks like Rhus! Yes.
Thanks, …, Pl. check at
Rhus chinensis Mill. ??
Looks different. Pl. check other species you posted earlier and identified from the same family.
On deeper checking, you seems to be right as per images at Rhus chinensis Mill.