Searsia paniculata (Wall. ex G.Don) Moffett, Bothalia 37: 171 2007. (syn: Rhus paniculata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Rhus paniculata Wall. ex G. Don (ambiguous synonym); Terminthia paniculata (Wall. ex G. Don) C.Y. Wu & T.L. Ming; Toxicodendron paniculatum (Wall. ex G. Don) Kuntze)
(China (S-Yunnan), NE-India (Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal (I)), Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Shan) as per Catalogue of life)
Keys given in Flora of eastern Ghats:
1. Armed tree, panicle 3-10 cm long ………… Searsia mysorensis (G.Don) Moffett (syn: Rhus mysorensis G. Don)
2. Unarmed tree, panicle 10-20 cm long …… Searsia paniculata (Wall. ex G.Don) Moffett  (syn: Rhus paniculata Wall. ex G. Don)

Images by Anurag N Sharma (Validated by Tapas Chakrabarty) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)



Family: Anacardiaceae
Date: 6th September 2015
Place: Bangalore, Karnataka
Habit: Short unarmed tree
Habitat: Scrub forest

Description of R. mysorensis
Description of R. paniculata

Yes. This is Rhus paniculata often cultivated as an ornamental.

…, could you clarify if you meant that the one I have clicked could have been planted? It was clicked in a patch of scrub that is within city limits and I found a number of these trees growing there. I assumed them to be wild.

It is recorded that this species is sometimes cultivated. Your photographs appear to be taken from a plant growing wild which may be an escape. Look at Ricinus communis which is frequently seen along roadsides and patches of waste lands in Bengaluru as an escape.

Thank you for the clarification sir.


Keys given in Flora of eastern Ghats are as below:
1. Armed tree, panicle 3-10 cm long ………… Rhus mysorensis (= Rhus sinuata)
2. Unarmed tree, panicle 10-20 cm long …… Rhus paniculata


Rutaceae: Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicolson: 1 image.

synonyms: Limonia crenulata Roxb., Hesperethusa crenulata (Roxb.) M.Roem., Hesperethusa crenulata (Roxb.) Roem.
location/date: Chilenahalli, Bangalore Distr., Karnataka, July 1997

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